A metal-inlaid black lacquer three-case inro By Hasegawa Shigeyoshi and Kikuoka Mitsumasa, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 168Y
A metal-inlaid black lacquer three-case inro
By Hasegawa Shigeyoshi and Kikuoka Mitsumasa, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 21,516) inc. premium

Lot Details
A metal-inlaid black lacquer three-case inro By Hasegawa Shigeyoshi and Kikuoka Mitsumasa, late 18th/early 19th century A metal-inlaid black lacquer three-case inro By Hasegawa Shigeyoshi and Kikuoka Mitsumasa, late 18th/early 19th century
A metal-inlaid black lacquer three-case inro
By Hasegawa Shigeyoshi and Kikuoka Mitsumasa, late 18th/early 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a rich roiro ground, inlaid with three running boars in copper and shakudo among autumn plants and large rocks in gold takamakie and gold and slight-coloured togidashi with details of inlaid aogai and highlights of kirikane, the interior of fine nashiji with kinji edges, signed for the lacquer work Shigeyoshi saku and for the metal inlay Kikuoka Mitsumasa; with coral ojime. 7.9cm (3 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 秋草猪図貼付彫金蒔絵螺鈿印籠 銘「重美作」「菊岡光政」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 1997.
    Wrangham collection, no.2112.

    Published: Raymond Bushell, The Inro Handbook, 1979, p.78, no.51.
    E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.239, Shigeyoshi I, Hasegawa, right.

    Kikuoka Mitsumasa (1759-1824) was a student of Yanagawa Naomasa and was well known for his soft metal sword fittings.
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