A black and gold lacquer four-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
Lot 210
A black and gold lacquer four-case inro
By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
£7,000 - 8,000
US$ 11,000 - 12,000

Lot Details
A black and gold lacquer four-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century A black and gold lacquer four-case inro By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
A black and gold lacquer four-case inro
By Shiomi Masanari, 19th century
Of upright form, the upper part of roiro and the lower section of yasurime, lacquered with a continuous scene of three egrets in a reedy lake, the reverse with two egrets flying away, in gold and silver takamakie and togidashi, the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed Shiomi Masanari, gyonen shichijuichi-o kore o egaku (painted by Shiomi Masanari, an old man of 71) with seal Masanari; with a shibuichi ojime inlaid with an egret among aquatic plants. 8.9cm (3½in).

Footnotes

  • 群鷺図蒔絵印籠 銘「鹽見政誠行年七十一翁之畫 政誠(方印)」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Hotel Drouot, Paris, via Eskenazi, 1970.
    Wrangham collection, no.1021.

    An inro with a similar design by Shiomi Masanari, decorated entirely in togidashi, also signed at the age of 71, was sold in these rooms, the Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part I, 9th November 2010, lot 294.

    A very similar design was made by Shojosai.
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