A rare early three-case inro 17th century
Lot 137
A rare early three-case inro
17th century
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare early three-case inro
17th century
Of somewhat bulbous form, the ground of rubbed gold over black lacquer with turbulent water in gold hiramakie, inlaid with two large crayfish in copper and shakudo takazogan, the interior of nashiji, unsigned; with a wood ojime of Okame and Okina masks. 7cm (2¾in).

Footnotes

  • 伊勢海老図貼付彫金蒔絵印籠 無銘 17世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Christie's, London, 1988.
    Wrangham collection, no.1901.
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