A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro By Kosai, 19th century
Lot 85*
A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro By Kosai, 19th century
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,904) inc. premium

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A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro By Kosai, 19th century A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro By Kosai, 19th century A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro By Kosai, 19th century
A rare lacquered-wood three-case inro
By Kosai, 19th century
In the form of a section of bamboo of flattened oval section, carved with four nodes and lacquered on the top with a snail crawling beside a bamboo stem and foliage in gold takamakie, the interior of dark red lacquer, signed for the lacquer Kosai byokin and inscribed Kaiyo no ju with kao; with a small copper and shakudo ojime with inlaid plum blossoms, unsigned. 7.9cm (3⅛in) high.

Footnotes

  • 竹節意匠木製蒔絵印籠 銘「孝哉描金」 「会陽住(花押)」 19世紀
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