A very rare black lacquer two-case inro
The inro by Koma Yasuaki, 19th century, the netsuke by Ikkyu, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a roiro ground and inlaid in same (rayskin) with a Komodo dragon, the reverse lacquered with breaking waves in gold and silver togidashi, the interior of black lacquer with kinji edges, signed Koma Yasuaki; with a silvered-metal ojime in the form of a covered jar, unsigned and a wood netsuke of a crocodile holding a captured fish beside a large fugu over a tai fish and ray, the eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl with black pupils, signed in an oval reserve Ikkyu. 7.6cm (3in), wide.
- Please note that the estimates for this lot are £25,000-30,000 and not as published in the catalogue. The design on this inro is taken from volume 2, Hokusai Manga, page 23 recto and page 24 verso.