A 19th century three case inro bearing an ishimeji (simulated stone) ground and lacquered with two circular panels simulating a polished metal finish. One with Shoki and the seal, Yoshikazu, the other with a fleeing demon, in gold and coloured takamakie, signed Tatsuke with seal Takamitsu.
Purchased from Nihon Token, London, 1977.
Wrangham collection, no.1369.
Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.282, Takamitsu, Tatsuke, top row, left.
For similar examples of work by this artist page 248 of LAC Lacquer Lacquest by S.L. Moss
Condition: Perfect condition outside, some very slight rubbing to the risers of the internal compartments.
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