A black lacquer four-case inro By Kahei, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 292
A black lacquer four-case inro By Kahei, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium
Lot Details
A black lacquer four-case inro
By Kahei, late 18th/early 19th century
The roiro ground sprinkled with hirame flakes, lacquered with five butterflies of varying size, with details of inlaid aogai, the interior of nashiji, signed inside the cover Kahei with kao.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 群蝶図蒔絵螺鈿印籠 銘「加兵衛(花押)」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    Provenance: purchased from Zacke & Co., Vienna, 1998.
    Wrangham collection, no.2137.

    For a note on Kahei, see the Catalogue of The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art, Part I, sold in these rooms, 9th November 2010, lot 323.
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