A gold lacquer four-case inro By Heisensai, 19th century
Lot 142*
A gold lacquer four-case inro By Heisensai, 19th century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
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A gold lacquer four-case inro By Heisensai, 19th century A gold lacquer four-case inro By Heisensai, 19th century
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A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Heisensai, 19th century
The fundame ground embellished with mura-nashiji and lacquered with a shishi standing on a rock amid swirling clouds, while its cub stands on a ledge below, in gold takamakie with details of hirame, the interior of nashiji, signed Heisensai; with red-lacquered ojime; and a kagamibuta, the stag-antler bowl carved with fallen leaves, the silver plate carved and inlaid with a running shishi, signed Kikugawa.
9.9cm (3 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 獅子落図蒔絵印籠 銘「平川齋」 19世紀

    The subject, known as shishi otoshi refers to the 'trial by survival', in which shishi cubs are thrown off high rocks and, if they survive, they will become strong.
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