An ivory three-case inro Early 19th century
Lot 48Y
An ivory three-case inro Early 19th century
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,731) inc. premium
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An ivory three-case inro Early 19th century
Lot Details
An ivory three-case inro
Early 19th century
Bearing an ishime ground, carved in relief with a dragon amid turbulent waves and another flying among swirling clouds above, while a flock of birds fly on either side, the cord runners are carved with a formal design tinted red, and the interior risers are gold-lacquered, unsigned; with plain ivory ojime; and a two-part ivory manju of rounded square form, carved and partly pierced with a dragon among clouds, signed Masakazu with kao.
7cm (2¾in) high.

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  • 天空龍に海上龍図象牙彫印籠 無銘 19世紀前期
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