An early black lacquer small four-case inro  Momoyama Period
Lot 184Y
An early black lacquer small four-case inro Momoyama Period
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An early black lacquer small four-case inro
Momoyama Period
The mura-nashiji ground decorated on both sides in gold takamakie with two Gagaku musicians in front of a screen, one playing the sho and the other shown kneeling on the reverse playing the flute, with subtle details inlaid in aogai, the interior of nashiji, unsigned; with kagamibuta netsuke, the bronze ishime plate decorated in low relief with the Seven Gods of Good Fortune seated in a circle, with ivory peg himotoshi, unsigned, and tiny bead ivory ojime.
5.8cm (2¼in).

Footnotes

  • 雅楽師(笙と笛)図蒔絵螺鈿印籠 無銘 桃山時代

    Provenance: purchased from Nihon Token, London, 1987.
    Wrangham collection, no.1836.
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