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
£4,800 - 7,100
amended
Auction Details
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.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Jeff Olson
    Specialist - Asian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, 10022
    United States
    Work +1 212 461 6516
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9007
Similar items
A roiro lacquer four-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period A lacquer four-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period A fine black lacquer four-case inro Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century An extremely rare roiro lacquer four-case inro By Shirayama Shosai (1853-1923), early 20th century A silver lacquer four-case inro By Koma Kansai, after a design by Sakai Hoitsu, 19th century A lacquer three-case saya inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period