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A Japanese two-compartment inro depicting a wooden carp

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A Japanese two-compartment inro depicting a wooden carp

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A Japanese two-compartment inro, a small layered box traditionally used to hold personal items such as seals, medicines, or small valuables, made of wood depicting a carp with horn eyes, finely carved.

A cord emerges from the mouth, passing through the agate ojime, and reaches the boxwood netsuke illustrating the story of Oniwaka Maru, the future Benkei, and the giant carp.

Origin: Japan

Period: Edo late 18th – early 19th cent.

Dimensions inro: 7 x 5 x 3,5 cm.

Dimensions netsuke: 3,6 x 4,5 x 3 cm. 

Condition: Very good

+ Certificate of authenticity with technical expertise of the asset

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