A black lacquer, four-case inro After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
Lot 200
A black lacquer, four-case inro
After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
£4,000 - 4,500
US$ 6,400 - 7,200

Lot Details
A black lacquer, four-case inro After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century A black lacquer, four-case inro After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
A black lacquer, four-case inro
After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
Of rounded form, bearing a rich roiro ground and lacquered with a continuous scene of a sparrow's nest in a hanging lantern, one adult approaching to feed its three fledglings while two others fly past trailing wisteria on the reverse, in gold and silver takamakie, the lantern of sabiji-nuri and the interior of nashiji, inscribed Zeshin; with a peach-stone ojime. 7cm (2¾in).

Footnotes

  • 灯篭の中の燕の巣と藤図蒔絵印籠 銘「是真」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Trudel Klefisch, Cologne, 1978.
    Wrangham collection, no.1398.
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