A rare reishi fungus single-case inro  19th century
Lot 379Y
A rare reishi fungus single-case inro 19th century
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A rare reishi fungus single-case inro
19th century
Of irregular oval form, lacquered and inlaid with an elephant wearing a floral-decorated cloth and with a large peony on its back, in gold and black takamakie, the peony of inlaid raden and the elephant's tusks of ivory, the reverse with a broad Chinese hat and cane in gold takamakie, unsigned.
8.2cm (3¼in).

Footnotes

  • 象に芙蓉図霊芝製蒔絵螺鈿印籠 無銘 19世紀

    Provenance: R. Harari collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1974.
    Wrangham collection, no.1267.
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