A rare gold and black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
Lot 9
A rare gold and black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,272) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare gold and black lacquer four-case inro 18th century
A rare gold and black lacquer four-case inro
18th century
One side of roiro, finely lacquered with the Buddhist conception of the universe with inscribed cartouches, over a swirling watery base, in gold togidashi, the reverse of fundame, lacquered with a divination calendar (Eto), showing the sexagenary cycle around a central flaming tama, each term classified into their respective elements from the Chinese Gogyo (five elements of the world), the interior of rich nashiji, unsigned; with a mixed-metal, hexagonal ojime with inlaid medallions; and a lacquer manju netsuke, decorated with a hoe and large daikon in gold takamakie and aogai, unsigned.
7.9cm (3 1/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • 仏教の宇宙観と干支暦図蒔絵印籠 無銘 18世紀

    Provenance: W. L. Behrens collection, no.201A, illustrated in the Catalogue, pl.XX.
    Purchased at Sotheby's London in 1958.
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