A fine four-case inro in togidashi, depicting a dragon emerging from swirling clouds. The artist has used various shades of black and grey against the gold ground to give the illusion of depth to the composition. To the verso, the tail is partially visible through the clouds.
The internal compartments are rendered in nashiji and fundame.
Singed to the base - Kajikawa Bunryusai
Singed to the front for the design inspiration - Hogen Eisen
Tomkinson Collection, no. 695
Published: A Japanese Collection 1898, Michael Tomkinson
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