An early lacquer three-case inro Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), 17th century
Lot 206
An early lacquer three-case inro Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), 17th century
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An early lacquer three-case inro
Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), 17th century
Of wide form, bearing a rubbed nashiji over a roiro ground, lacquered and inlaid with the Rokkasen (Six Celebrated Poets) seated in conversation, surrounded by examples of their work, inlaid in aogai, the interior of Negoro-nuri, signed Koetsu kore wo tsukuru; with a stag-antler ojime carved with a design of circles, unsigned.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 六歌仙図蒔絵螺鈿印籠 銘「光悦造之」 17世紀

    Provenance: Charles Gillot collection, no.453.
    Henri Vever collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1973.
    Wrangham collection, no.1232.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.135, Koetsu, Hon'ami, left.
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