Inro – Dragon Swirling Amongst Clouds
Inro – Dragon Swirling Amongst Clouds
Inro – Dragon Swirling Amongst Clouds

Inro – Dragon Swirling Amongst Clouds

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A four-case inro depicting a dragon emerging from swirling clouds in togidashi. 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.

Circa 1790 - 1810

Singed to the base - Kajikawa Bunryusai

Singed to the front for the design inspiration - Hogen Eisen

Size: 8.6cm

Provenance

Tomkinson Collection, no. 695

Published: A Japanese Collection 1898, Michael Tomkinson


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