A four-case lacquer inro Edo period (19th century)
Lot 3230Y
A four-case lacquer inro Edo period (19th century)
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£4,900 - 7,300
amended

Lot Details
A four-case lacquer inro
Edo period (19th century)
Decorated with a a charming design of a baku prancing with one raised paw, flames emanating from beneath his legs, the reverse with a reclining elephant, trunk lifted as he looks back over his left shoulder, all rendered in gold, silver, black and red takamakie against a glossy roiro nuri ground, the eyes of each animal inlaid in glass, interior cases nashiji; fitted with a cylindrical silver ojime pierce carved with chrysanthemums and an ivory netsuke of an elephant, shown with his head down looking back to the left
2 7/8in (7.3cm) long

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the netsuke in this lot is a baku and not an elephant as stated.
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