Length: 7.800 cm
Gift of Professor and Mrs John Hull Grundy
Asia JA HG348
Rooms 92-94: Japan
Late 18th - early 19th century AD
Gold takamakie and mother-of-pearl inlay on a gold hiramakie ground
The inrō is signed 'Hasegawa Shigeyoshi' and inscribed 'Hōgen Sukekiyo hitsu' ('The brush of Hōgen Sukekiyo').
The ojime (bead clasp) and netsuke toggle attached to the inrō are a matching carved ivory set.
L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)