Inrô chrysanthemums

Two compartments inrô in black lacquer, hira maki-e and mother-of-pearl inlay on a hirameiji background, decorated with a bouquet of chrysanthemums in a small purse, a hoe on the other side, and a fluttering butterfly which can be found on both sides. The interior is in hirameiji lacquer. The ojime is a drum made out of black lacquer and ivory with a mother-of-pearl inlay.  The Manjû netsuke is in black lacquer adorned with flowers in mother-of-pearl.
Japan, Edo period (1603-1868)
Height : 2,2 in – Width : 2,9 in