A lacquer three-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century
Lot 23
A lacquer three-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,605) inc. premium

Lot Details
A lacquer three-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century A lacquer three-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century
A lacquer three-case inro
By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a mura-nashiji ground, lacquered with a continuous scene of rocks and marker posts beside a winding stream in gold togidashi, e-nashiji and gold and silver takamakie, the interior of nashiji, signed Hakugyoku Hoin with kao, Kanshosai with kao.
7.6cm (3in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 小川図蒔絵印籠 銘「白玉法印(花押)」「觀松齊(花押)」 19世紀

    Hakugyoku(sai) was the art name (go) of Eisen'in II (1730-1790), an artist of the Kano School, whose designs were the source of inspiration for a number of later inro makers and other lacquerers.

Saleroom notices

  • The subject of this inro is Misogi, the purification ritual, chapter 65 of Ise Monogarari (Tales of Ise).
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