Japan, Lacquer Inro By Toshu (Iizuka Toyo IV), 19th century
Hira Maki-e and Takamaki- e with kirikane on a gold sprinkled ground decor of prunus flowers an tree. Nashiji lacquer inside.
Inscribed Hakugyoku Hogen and signed Toshu with kao.
The signature Hakugyoku Hogen refers to the painter Norinobu (1730-1790), sixth master of the Kobikicho branch of the Kano academy located in Edo. Designs by several other Kobikicho masters are often seen on inro.
E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.310, Toshu(sai), left
7 x 5,5 x 1,5 cm.
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