A rare four-case saya inro The inro and manju-netsuke by Shinryusai, 19th century
Lot 338
A rare four-case saya inro The inro and manju-netsuke by Shinryusai, 19th century
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A rare four-case saya inro
The inro and manju-netsuke by Shinryusai, 19th century
The outer saya of roiro, pierced with broken shippo and tied takaramono, with gold lacquer tassels, revealing the four-case black ishime inro within, with two panels, lacquered in gold and inlaid with a Chinese musician playing a chin beside a stream, and a crane flying overhead, the reverse with a formal bird and flower design, details are of inlaid aogai and the interior is of matt gold lacquer, signed Shinryusai; with a gold lacquer manju, with a design of crane origami over pine branches, signed Shinryusai; and grey lacquer ojime lacquered with sprays of kiku in gold takamakie, unsigned.
6.7cm (2 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 花鳥に中国文人図蒔絵螺鈿鞘印籠 銘「眞立齋」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1970.
    Wrangham collection, no.995.
    The netsuke purchased from Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., 1982.
    Wrangham collection, no.1588.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.241, Shinryusai, left.
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