A black lacquer three-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, after Kano Kuninobu, early 19th century
Lot 278
A black lacquer three-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, after Kano Kuninobu, early 19th century
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,094) inc. premium
Lot Details
Koma Family
A black lacquer three-case inro
By Koma Kyuhaku, after Kano Kuninobu, early 19th century
Of wide form, the roiro ground shading to kimpun and lacquered in gold and slight silver takamakie with five butterflies among wind-blown grasses with dew drops inlaid in silver, the interior of black lacquer, signed Hogen Sukekiyo ga (after the design by Hogen Sukekiyo), Koma Kyuhaku saku.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 蝶図蒔絵印籠 銘「法眼祐清画 古満休伯作」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: purchased at Christie's London, 1978.
    Wrangham collection, no.1388.

    The design is taken from an original by Kano Kuninobu, later called Sukekiyo (1787-1840), who lived in Edo and was employed by the Shogunate as an oku eshi, the highest rank of courtier.
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