Inro, by Mochizuki Hanzan

Edo Period, 18th century

Of circular form,decorated with a cuttlefish and fish in coloured takamakie, aogai and glazed pottery

Height: 8.5 cm

Sealed Kan


The stag-antler netsuke in the form of a creel, the removable cover inlaid in metal with a snail and scallop, signed Chokosai, late 19th century. The copper ojime in the form of a scallop signed Choudai/Atsutoshi.

Mochizuki Hanzan (1743–90?) was one of the most talented followers of Ogawa Haritsu (1663–1747), whose innovative lacquer techniques were characterised by the inlay of a wide variety of materials, such as glazed pottery, pewter, and other materials.


Inventory Nr: 3060

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