A three-case Shibayama inro Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot 2224Y
A three-case Shibayama lacquer inro Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
A three-case Shibayama inro Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot Details
A three-case Shibayama lacquer inro
Meiji period (late 19th century)
The kinji ground decorated with an umbrella maker and his assistant at work, the reverse with two figures attempting to retrieve their umbrellas after a gust of wind scattered them, inlaid in mother-of-pearl, stained ivory and coconut shell; with an ivory manju netsuke carved with a stylized shishi, utensils and scrolls with flowers and roundels with mother-of-pearl inlay 3 7/8in (9.7cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Previously sold Sotheby's, London, 24 October, 1984, lot 216.
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