A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, 19th century
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A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, 19th century
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A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, 19th century A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koma Kyuhaku, 19th century
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A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Koma Kyuhaku, 19th century
The kinji ground lacquered in gold, silver and iro-e togidashi with three Dutchmen, one side depicting one Dutchman wearing a tricorn hat and holding a long pipe, standing beside a low four-legged, European table covered with a red table cloth on which rests a vase of flowers, above him is a parrot on a perch, the reverse with two Dutchmen, one seated on a tiger-skin covered chair, gripping a walking stick, his companion standing next to him with a telescope, a puppy at their feet, with discreet details inlaid in e-nashiji and aogai; the interior of rich nashiji, signed Koma Kyuhaku saku, with silvered-metal tubular ojime, carved in silver and gilt takazogan with a floral spray, signed Seiryuken and ivory netsuke of a Dutchman holding his single-plumed hat over his shoulder, unsigned. 9.7cm (3¾in).

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  • 阿蘭陀人図蒔絵印籠 銘「古満休伯作」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London in 1951.

    Illustrated in Oriental Art, A Quarterly Publication Devoted To The Study Of All Forms Of Oriental Art, Spring 1957, vol.III, no.1, p.15, and discussed by Henry P. Stevens in his article, Inro Decorated with European Figures, ibid., p.14.
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