An unusual two-case inro  By Toshi, after a design by Chao Meng-Fu, 19th century
Lot 284
An unusual two-case inro By Toshi, after a design by Chao Meng-Fu, 19th century
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 10,551) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual two-case inro  By Toshi, after a design by Chao Meng-Fu, 19th century An unusual two-case inro  By Toshi, after a design by Chao Meng-Fu, 19th century
An unusual two-case inro
By Toshi, after a design by Chao Meng-Fu, 19th century
The ground of sparse nashiji over black lacquer, decorated with a continuous design of a horse with head lowered and in some distress, as it tries to break free from the rope tethering it to an elaborate post, in gold and slight-coloured takamakie, the interior of nashiji, signed narau Ziang no fude (copied from Ziang, Chao Meng-Fu), Toshi with kao.
7.6cm (3in).

Footnotes

  • 欄干に繫がれた馬図蒔絵印籠 銘「桃枝(花押)」「倣子昴之筆」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Trudel Klefisch, Cologne, 1997.
    Wrangham collection, no.2121.

    The Chinese artist Tse-Ang Chao Meng-Fu (1254-1322) was a painter of the Yuan dynasty who specialised in the paintings of horses.
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