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241 Five-case Gold and Black Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with two birds perched on a bonsai pine tree, rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane against a partly nashiji ground, a bird accentuated in red lacquer, carved wood ojime decorated with bone inlays, signed “Fukukawa saku” with a seal on base, 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 in. $1,200-1,800

242 Four-case Gold Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with an interior scene with a seated daimyo on one side a female divinity standing on clouds with a bow and arrows in her arms, rendered in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and kiri-gane, the faces in Shibayama-style inlay, some details in red lacquer, amber composite ojime, signed “Eiichi (?) saku” on base, 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. $1,200-1,800

243 Three Sets of Kushi Combs and Kogai Hairpins, Japan, 19th/20th century, two in black lacquer, decorated with floral designs in hiramaki-e, shell inlays, and red lacquer; and one with floral and foliate designs rendered in hiramaki-e and mother-of-pearl inlays against a dark green ground, all signed, lg. to 6 1/4 in. $500-700

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244 Two Sets of Kushi Combs and Kogai Hairpins, Japan, 19th/20th century, one red lacquered comb decorated with chrysanthemum and flower design against red lacquered ground, the matching pin made of horn with two hiramaki-e decorated ends, signed “Tatsushin” on comb; and the other comb and matching hairpin, made of horn, decorated with gilt-metal floral design in Shibayama style, signed “Riichi” on comb, comb wd. to 4 3/8, hairpin lg. to 7 1/4 in. $500-700

245 Six Small Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, three horn: with one decorated with a peony spray, one with millefleur design, and one with various geometric and natural motifs; two gilt: one decorated flowers and one with floral roundels in hiramaki-e; and a lacquered comb with boats on water in kiri-gane and hiramaki-e against a gold-powered ground, all signed, wd. to 3 7/8 in. $500-700

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