This work is a rare INRO with a cover. Pine needles, chrysanthemums and autumn leaves are drawn on both sides, and it is considered to be a very auspicious pattern. The netsuke is made of water buffalo horn and the carving is very fine. INRO about 8cm(3.149inch) × 5.2cm(2.047inch) × 2cm(0.787inch). Netsuke about 5.2cm(2.047inch) × 3.5cm(1.377inch) × 2cm(0.787inch).
INRO is a small container for carrying medicine in the 15th to 16th centuries in Japanese history. From around 1850, the technology improved and it developed as a work of art. It is a traditional art piece that Japan is proud of. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Netsuke". The seller is "nikoni54" and is located in this country: JP.This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in continental Asia, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France.