A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Lot 30
A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Sold for £5,500 (US$ 8,606) inc. premium

Lot Details
A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A black lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
A black lacquer three-case inro
By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Of wide form, the roiro ground sprinkled with dense green powder, lacquered in gold and coloured togidashi, on one side with Gama sennin and on the other with Tekkai sennin, the interior of polished red and matt gold lacquer, signed Jokasai; with peach-stone ojime of birds in a bamboo grove. 8.1cm (3 1/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • 蝦蟇鉄拐図蒔絵印籠 銘「常嘉斎」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London in 1958.

    The images of Gama sennin and Tekkai sennin are taken from a Chinese painting by the fourteenth century artist Yen Hui, published in Inro fu, a book of designs for inro taken from Chinese originals, printed in 1717.

    An almost identical inro was sold in these rooms, from the Edward Wrangham Collection, part I, 9 November 2010, lot 263.
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