A gold lacquer small three-case inro  By Bakusai Sotetsu VII, early to mid 19th century
Lot 213
A gold lacquer small three-case inro By Bakusai Sotetsu VII, early to mid 19th century
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,771) inc. premium
Lot Details
A gold lacquer small three-case inro
By Bakusai Sotetsu VII, early to mid 19th century
Of upright form, the rich nashiji ground enhanced by flakes of gyobu, lacquered with a hawk perched on an old pine branch, which continues on the reverse, takamakie with kirikane details, the interior of nashiji, signed nanasei (7th generation) Sotetsu saku; with an inlaid-copper and shakudo ojime in the form of a mokko-form tsuba, unsigned. 6.7cm (2 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 松枝に鷹図蒔絵印籠 銘「七世宗哲作」 19世紀前期/中期 

    Provenance: purchased at Christie's, London, 1981.
    Wrangham collection, no.1496.
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