A red lacquer three-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
Lot 71*
A red lacquer three-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 38,331) inc. premium

Lot Details
A red lacquer three-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century A red lacquer three-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
A red lacquer three-case inro
By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a rich vermilion ground with a fine sprinkling of gold powder, decorated with a continuous serene scene of an oxherd (ushidoji) at rest, leaning against his large basket of flowers beside a recumbent ox shown on the other side, in gold, silver and black togidashi, the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed in seal form to one side Shiomi Masanari; with globular dark horn ojime. 7cm (2¾in).

Footnotes

  • 牛に牛飼図蒔絵印籠 銘「鹽見政誠」 19世紀

    Published and illustrated in the Exhibition Catalogue, Japanese lacquer-ware from the Verbrugge Collection, Ezkenazi Ltd., London, November 1989, p.19, no.6.

    The tale of the reclining ox and boy is found in a parable belonging to the philosophy of Zen Buddhism.
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