Two early lacquer inro 18th century
Lot 15
Two early lacquer inro 18th century
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,416) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two early lacquer inro 18th century Two early lacquer inro 18th century Two early lacquer inro 18th century
Two early lacquer inro
18th century
The first of three cases, formed of snake-skin, with black-lacquered top and base, lacquered with rats gnawing a gourd and two eggplants in gold and slight-coloured takamakie, unsigned, 7cm (2¾in); the second of circular form, the two cases of black lacquer, each side with a gold-lacquered panel, one carved with a ho-o bird, the other with pomegranates, unsigned, 6.3cm (2½in), with metal ojime. (2).

Footnotes

  • 蛇皮蒔絵印籠 一点 (瓜に鼠図)
    蒔絵印籠 一点 (鳳凰に柘榴図)
    18世紀

    Provenance: the first purchased at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London in 1944: the second purchased at Sotheby's London in 1944.
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