A black lacquer five-case inro  By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Lot 243
A black lacquer five-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
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Lot Details
A black lacquer five-case inro
By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Bearing a roiro ground, delicately engraved in katakiri and kebori with a tiger stalking beside stands of bamboo, the design continued on the reverse and the interior of nashiji, signed Joka horu.
7.9cm (3 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 竹に虎図蒔絵印籠 銘「常加彫」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Christie's, London, 1982.
    Wrangham collection, no.1571.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, p.98, Joka(sai), Yamada, right column, top row, second from right.
    Heinz and Else Kress, Inro Shita-e, design drawings from a Japanese Lacquer workshop, 2003, p.276, fig.294.

    The design, attributed to Jokasai, is illustrated in an unsigned and undated album, owned by Eskenazi Ltd., London, ibid., fig.295.
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