Inro, Japanese 19th Century
An inro, Japanese, made of wood and with inlays of colored ivory in the shape of a grasshopper and partly lacquered. 19th century.
An inro is a traditional Japanese case for holding small objects, suspended from the obi (sash) worn around the waist. They are often highly decorated, in a variety of materials and techniques, in particular often using lacquer.
Dimensions: Height 10.0 cm (3.9 inches) x Depth 2.5 cm (1.0 inches)
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