An inlaid pinewood two-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 83*
An inlaid pinewood two-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,295) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inlaid pinewood two-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century An inlaid pinewood two-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century An inlaid pinewood two-case inro By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century
An inlaid pinewood two-case inro
By Kanshosai Toyo and Takahashi Masatsugu, late 18th/early 19th century
Decorated in mother-of-pearl, shibuichi bronze and shakudo takazogan with assorted shells including sazae (turban shell), hamaguri (clam), awabi (alabone), horagai (conch) and shijimi (corbicula) lying among seaweed, lacquered in gold takamakie, on the polished pine wood ground, signed Matsuho-no-ura no matsu o motte kore o tsukuru, Toyosai (Toyosai made this with pine wood in Matuho-no-ura) and Takahashi Masatsugu and kao within a shibuichi shell; with ensuite, hako-netsuke similarly lacquered, signed in gold lacquer Toyo with kao. 7.5cm (3in) high.

Footnotes

  • 貝図木製貼付彫金印籠 銘「以松穂之浦松作之桃葉斎 」「高橋正次(花押)(貝形印)」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    Published and illustrated in the Exhibition Catalogue, Japanese netsuke, netsuke, inro and lacquer-ware, Ezkenazi Ltd., London, December 1986, p.40, no.47. 
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