A black lacquer four-case inro By Homin, 19th century
Lot 321Y
A black lacquer four-case inro By Homin, 19th century
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 12,714) inc. premium

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A black lacquer four-case inro By Homin, 19th century A black lacquer four-case inro By Homin, 19th century
A black lacquer four-case inro
By Homin, 19th century
Bearing a roiro ground and gold and coloured lacquer in togidashi with an ukiyo-e scene of three girls walking in a shower of rain, the interior of nashiji, signed Homin with kao; with an ivory two-part manju-netsuke carved in shishiaibori with a Shojo dancer on one side and the reverse with a flute and another instrument, signed Minkoku. 8.2cm (3¼in).

Footnotes

  • 雨に美人図蒔絵印籠 銘「抱民(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: Lt. Col. J. B. Gaskell collection, no.449.
    Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1963.
    Wrangham collection, no.252.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.80, Homin, left.

    Exhibited: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1972, no.42.
    Meiji: Japanese Art in Transition, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Holland, 1987, no.175.

    The design is taken from a double page illustration in the woodblock-printed book, Ehon Tokiwa Gusa, by Nishikawa Sukenobu, first printed in 1730.
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