A gold lacquer unusual four-case inro  By Mototada, 19th century
Lot 328
A gold lacquer unusual four-case inro By Mototada, 19th century
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Lot Details
A gold lacquer unusual four-case inro
By Mototada, 19th century
In the shape of an oi (a Yamabushi priest's travelling pack), of slightly-domed and curved rectangular form, bearing a fundame ground with a simulated basketwork and wood structure and with trailing ivy on both sides in gold and slight-coloured takamakie, the corners strengthened with silver and interior of nashiji, signed Mototada with kao.
10.2cm (4in).

Footnotes

  • 笈形竹網戸図蒔絵印籠 銘「基薫(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: Baron Morimasa Takei collection, no.5.F.18.
    Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1993.
    Wrangham collection, no.2045.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.187, Mototada, centre.

    Exhibited: Treasures of the North, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, and Christie's, London, 2000, no.57.

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