Square inro with netsuke in form of skull

Made:
Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze inro, square body, oval in cross-section, which pulls apart into three pieces, with a cord running through two side tubes, three symbols in relief on body, complete with wooden netsuke carved in the form of a skull, Japanese

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A22256
Materials:
bronze, complete, fibre, ivory, wood
Measurements:
inro: 53 mm x 53 mm x 19 mm,
netsuke: 42 mm x 34 mm
type:
netsuke
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • sagemono

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