A Somada-style black lacquer three-case inro 19th century
Lot 78*
A Somada-style black lacquer three-case inro 19th century
£2,500 - 3,000
US$ 4,100 - 5,000
Auction Details
A Somada-style black lacquer three-case inro 19th century
Lot Details
A Somada-style black lacquer three-case inro
19th century
Bearing a rich roiro ground, decorated in typical Somada inlay with a boy playing a flute and another beating a drum, in coloured lacquer, gold foil and aogai, the cord runners with a geometric design in similar style and the interior of rich gyobu-nashiji; with ensuite circular hako-netsuke decorated with a spinning top beside flowering cherry branches, the reverse with karakusa; and a green-stained stag-antler ojime, unsigned.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 唐子楽器演奏図杣田様印籠 無銘 19世紀

    An almost identitical inro is illustrated in the Exhibition Catalogue, Japanese Lacquer-ware from the Verbrugge Collection, Ezkenazi Ltd., London, November 1989, p.49, no.40.
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