Dragon with fiercely open mouth and flames issuing from its body on one side on golden dragon and flames on other side stunning work on the body of dragon winding through waves with billowing crests, its face, claws and crisply incised Black lacquer ground with gold, red lacquer. Hira and Takamaki on it This circular inro has two compartments, the interior fully nashiji The new cord goes in and out through a internal holes.Lateral imitate cloud decor in Togidashi for opening, the bottom case is slightly tight Du to the age a few cracks, chipped lacquer on it as you can see on photograph Most inro are rectangular with gently curving sides, This unusual example is modelled as a wagashi (traditional Japanese confection) Diameter : 6.5 cm, Height 1.5 cm. INRO : The inro is a container made up of tiers. Japanese men used them because the traditional Japanese garment, the kimono, had no pockets.
From the late 1500s onwards, Japanese men wore the inro suspended from their sash by a silk cord and a netsuke (toggle). Rarely the entire body could be modelled in the form of another object.The item "Unusual Circular inro Dragon fighting Japanese Gold Silver red lacquer Edo 18th" is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Swords". The seller is "atoesa" and is located in Valkenburg LB. This item can be shipped worldwide.