Antique Japanese lacquered Inro Meiji period (1868 -1912)

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Authentic antique Meiji period (1868 -1912), Japanese five-case, dark brown - lacquered Inro with finely carved flower heads.
An Inro is a small portable case with several compartments. Originally used for holding medicine or other small items, they became a part of traditional Japanese male costume.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in). Width: 5.1cm (2 in).
CONDITION: Damaged - chipped lacquer in several places.
A very similar Inro is in a, collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
Please see the links below:
http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/LGweb/netsuke/1924_6_36.htm

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Item Details

Reference #:
J71
Quantity
1
Category
Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
Department
Antiques
Year
19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material