A three-case gold lacquer Shibayama inro, both sides reserved in the frames with silver rims and okihirame, one side decorated with Tametomo holding his bow in one hand while two oni try in vain to bend it, the other with a bird on a branch looking up at a butterfly amongst flowering morning glories by a stream and autumn grasses. The interior of nashiji.  With a silver pierced ojime and a wood netsuke of oni massaging Shōki.
Inrō unsigned, 11 x 9.5 x 3.3 cm
Netsuke signed Kōgyoku 3.7 x 3.3cm
Meiji era, circa 1890

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