A rare black lacquer single-case inro By Toyo, 18th century
Lot 283
A rare black lacquer single-case inro By Toyo, 18th century
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,144) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare black lacquer single-case inro By Toyo, 18th century A rare black lacquer single-case inro By Toyo, 18th century
A rare black lacquer single-case inro
By Toyo, 18th century
Of unusually wide form, bearing a roiro ground, lacquered and inlaid with a bold design of six chaire displayed in open brocade bags, in gold and coloured takamakie with profuse details of gold foil and inlaid aogai, the interior of black lacquer with kinji edges, the single-case divided into three parts, signed Toyo with kao; with a marbled, pentagon-shaped, solid-lacquer ojime, unsigned.
18.4cm (7¼in), wide.

Footnotes

  • 茶入図蒔絵螺鈿長印籠 銘「桃葉(花押)」 18世紀

    Provenance: R. Harari collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1974.
    Wrangham collection, no.1258.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, p.312, Toyo(sai), left column, bottom right.
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