A black lacquer four-case inro  By Koma Ryusei, 19th century
Lot 262Y
A black lacquer four-case inro By Koma Ryusei, 19th century
£6,000 - 7,000
US$ 10,000 - 12,000
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A black lacquer four-case inro
By Koma Ryusei, 19th century
Of wide form, the black lacquer ground embellished with usu-nashiji, lacquered with a snake emerging from a tree, in gold hiramakie and sabiji-nuri, above a rushing stream in gold togidashi, glaring menacingly at a toad inlaid in tortoise-shell shown on the reverse crouched beneath e-nashiji clouds, the interior of nashiji, signed Koma Ryusei with kao; with cloisonné enamel ojime, unsigned.
7.9cm (3 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 蛙に蛇図蒔絵鼈甲象嵌印籠 銘「古満柳正(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: W. L. Behrens collection, no.1168.
    Maurice Feuillet collection.
    Paul Corbin collection.
    Wrangham collection, no.1930.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, p.217, left column, Ryusei, Koma, top left.
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