Inrō - Lobster Upon a Rock
Inrō - Lobster Upon a Rock

Inrō - Lobster Upon a Rock

A brilliant five-case inrō in togidashi with hiramaki-e accents. A lone lobster clings to a rock above wild crashing waves that spread around both cord runners and onto the verso in gold and oxidised silver. The design is set against a roiro ground with mura-nashiji embellishments. The lobster is realistic in form but the rocks he sits upon are somewhat abstract, formed with what resemble large brush strokes that burst out of the sea. This unusual style and the wild nature of the ocean together create a beautiful scene.

Circa 1800

Unsigned

Height: 9.5cm

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