inro with plum blossoms

Toshihide I inro


four-case lacquer inro with inlaid mother-of-pearl plum blossoms

height 3 in., 7.5 cm

bearing a ground of roiro dusted and sprinkled with varying sized of gold hirame, the gold takamaki-e plum branch wrapping around both sides with white mother-of-pearl blossoms highlighted with gold hirame pistons; signed Toshihide with red square seal Tokei; coral ojime

For a comparison of signature and seals of Toshihide I and his younger brother, Toshihide II, and a discussion of their work, see Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists (1995), p. 305.

another view and signature


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