An early black lacquer small four-case inro  17th century
Lot 185
An early black lacquer small four-case inro 17th century
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,155) inc. premium
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An early black lacquer small four-case inro
17th century
Bearing a roiro ground, lacquered on one side with a rustic thatched shelter in gold takamakie and on the other with a scarecrow holding a bow and arrow, in takamakie, with inlaid pewter and aogai, the top and base with abstract designs in brown lacquer relief, unsigned.
6cm (2 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • 藁葺小屋に狩道具(弓矢笠)図蒔絵螺鈿印籠 無銘 17世紀

    Provenance: Col. Cartwright collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1972.
    Wrangham collection, no.1137.

    An inro with the same combination of subjects is illustrated in The Charles A. Greenfield Collection of Japanese Lacquer, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1980, no.108. Another is in the Salting Bequest at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, no. W.261-1910.
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