A green lacquer four-case inro By Shunsho, 19th century
Lot 343*Y
A green lacquer four-case inro By Shunsho, 19th century
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,301) inc. premium

Lot Details
A green lacquer four-case inro By Shunsho, 19th century A green lacquer four-case inro By Shunsho, 19th century
A green lacquer four-case inro
By Shunsho, 19th century
The ground of green powder over a black lacquer base, decorated with a mother and her children approaching a small shrine dedicated to Inari, the Rice God, one boy holding a statue of a white fox, the messenger of the God, while offerings of rice have been placed on the shrine, all in gold and coloured togidashi, the interior of nashiji, signed Shunsho with seal Kagemasa; with a gold lacquer ojime; and an ivory netsuke of a boy wearing ceremonial dress and holding a puppy, signed Kyoichi.
7.6cm (3in).

Footnotes

  • 稲荷に家族図蒔絵印籠 銘「春正 春正(方印)」 19世紀

    Provenance: Madama de la Morandière collection.
    Eric and Alki Veebrugge collection.

    Published: Japanese Lacquer and Netsuke from Private Collections, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1976, no.22.
    Japanese Lacquerware from the Veebrugge Collection, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1980, no.1.

    The festival known as Kodomo no Inari takes place in early February, when young boys traditionally offer to the God pieces of coloured paper inscribed with the name Inari.
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