An unusual ivory four-case inro 19th century
Lot 50Y
An unusual ivory four-case inro 19th century
Sold for £2,625 (US$ 4,212) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual ivory four-case inro 19th century
An unusual ivory four-case inro
19th century
Inlaid in coloured horn with various insects including dragonflies, a ladybird and spiders among foliate sprays, with delicately-engraved details, unsigned; with a kagamibuta netsuke, the wood bowl with ivory plate similarly inlaid; and an ivory ojime of a seated puppy, unsigned. 7.6cm (3in) high.

Footnotes

  • 昆虫図水牛角象嵌象牙印籠 無銘 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London in 1946.
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