An early lacquer small four-case inro 17th century
Lot 192
An early lacquer small four-case inro 17th century
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,553) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early lacquer small four-case inro 17th century An early lacquer small four-case inro 17th century
An early lacquer small four-case inro
17th century
Bearing a dark nashiji ground, lacquered with three monkeys or gibbons playfully swinging from the branches of a plum tree, in rubbed-gold takamakie with kirikane details, the interior of black lacquer with a rinzu design in gold hiramakie, unsigned.
5.4cm (2 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 親子遊猿図蒔絵印籠 無銘 17世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Patrick Syz, London, 1995.
    Wrangham collection, no.2087.

    The mammals depicted have been identified as gibbons by Richard Wrangham, the brother of Edward and an authority on primates.
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