A black lacquer three-case inro  By Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century
Lot 218
A black lacquer three-case inro By Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century
Sold for £51,650 (US$ 81,387) inc. premium

Lot Details
A black lacquer three-case inro  By Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century A black lacquer three-case inro  By Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century
A black lacquer three-case inro
By Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), 18th century
In the form of a Chinese ink-cake, lacquered and inlaid with a flaming drum and a four-character inscription in gold and slight-coloured takamakie, enamelled pottery and aogai, the reverse with a two-character inscription within a border of musical instruments and formal motifs, the interior of black lacquer, signed with seal Kan.
7.9cm (3 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 古墨意匠舞楽太鼓図蒔絵螺鈿陶片貼付印籠 銘「觀(方印)」 18世紀

    Provenance: Louis Gonse collection.
    Purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1971.
    Wrangham collection, no.1113.

    Published: Gaston Migeon, Chefs-d'Oeuvre d'Art Japonaise, 1905, no.303.
    The International Netsuke Society Journal, vol.14, no.3, p.33, fig.19.

    The inscription on the reverse is taken from an illustration in a Chinese woodblock-printed book by Fang Yulu, titled Fang Shi Mopu, 'A compendium of Chinese ink-cake designs', published circa 1588, and also introduced by Cheng Dayue in 1606.
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