A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Yasutada, 19th century
Lot 32
A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Yasutada, 19th century
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A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Yasutada, 19th century A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Yasutada, 19th century
A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Koma Yasutada, 19th century
Decorated on the usu-nashiji ground with chidori in flight above turbulent waters, the reverse, top and bottom with a continuation of the design, in gold and silver hiramakie, the birds lacquered in gold takamakie and the foam on the waves discreetly inlaid in gold studs, the interior of fundame, signed Koma Yasutada saku; with cloisonné-enamel ojime, unsigned. 9cm (3½in) high.

Footnotes

  • 荒波に千鳥図蒔絵印籠 銘「古満安匡作」 19世紀

    The image of these tiny birds flying above high seas is a symbol of perseverance.
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