A gold lacquer five-case inro By Hirai Masatsune, 19th century
Lot 327
A gold lacquer five-case inro By Hirai Masatsune, 19th century
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,611) inc. premium

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A gold lacquer five-case inro By Hirai Masatsune, 19th century A gold lacquer five-case inro By Hirai Masatsune, 19th century
A gold lacquer five-case inro
By Hirai Masatsune, 19th century
Of upright form, bearing a fundame ground, lacquered with two shishi among rocks with a waterfall flowing on one side to a turbulent stream below, in gold takamakie and togidashi with profuse highlights of kirikane, the interior of nashiji, signed Masatsune saku. 9.5cm (3¾in).

Footnotes

  • 山中獅子図蒔絵印籠 銘「正常作」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Lempertz, Cologne, 1969.
    Wrangham collection, no.973.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, p.171, left column, Masatsune, Hirai, left.
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