A black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
Lot 125*Y
A black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,719) inc. premium
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A black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
Lot Details
A black lacquer four-case inro
18th century
Bearing a rich roiro ground and inlaid to one side with a prancing shishi in silver takazogan, the reverse with two playing shishi, one in gold takamakie with aogai details, the other in gold lacquered silhouette with aogai eyes, the interior of nashiji; with ivory netsuke of a standing shishi on seal base with a four-character seal beneath, unsigned.
7.3cm (2 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • 獅子に松図貼付彫金螺鈿蒔絵印籠 無銘 18世紀

    Provenance: James F. Sutton collection, sold at the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 1933.
    Charles A. Greenfield collection, sold at Sotheby's New York, 25th March 1998, lot 85.

    Published: H. P. Stern, The Magnificent Three, Lacquer, Netsuke and Tsuba, Japan Society, New York, 1972, no.32.

    Exhibited: Japan House Gallery, Japan Society, New York, 1972.
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