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Japanese Inro Signature Translation Sought

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    Just acquired this antique Japanese Inro and would like to know who made it.

    Thanks,
    Howard DennisJapanese Inro Signature Translation SoughtJapanese Inro Signature Translation Sought

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    The family name is 保徳 and first name is 、But both can be read in so many ways that it is meaningless to give you all the possible combinations. Ask a specialist in that field for the reading

    Read post #3 of this thread if you find that perplexing

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    I did some looking around and found this. It shows an inrō 印籠 and the maker 保徳, but does not say how the name is pronounced.

    The description states it is a work of contemporary artists, and the publication is dated 1915.

    作品名 蒔絵印籠 笈形蒔絵印籠(MEDICINE-CASES)
    作者 保徳
    所蔵者、出品人 男爵 武井守正
    出品 参考品(Works of Contemporary Artists
    作品受賞等級
    出典 / 管理番号 美術画報 三十八編巻二(1915年6月20日) / 038-02-006
    登録日 / 更新日 2016年3月11日 / 2016年3月29日(更新履歴)
    --Guy
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