A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro By Nemoto, Meiji Period
Lot 225Y
A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro
By Nemoto, Meiji Period
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 21,032) inc. premium
Auction Details
A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro By Nemoto, Meiji Period A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro By Nemoto, Meiji Period A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro By Nemoto, Meiji Period A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro By Nemoto, Meiji Period
Lot Details
A gold lacquer Shibayama-style sheath inro
By Nemoto, Meiji Period
The saya in the form of a tsuba bearing a rich kinji ground elaborately decorated in typical Shibayama style with two humorous scenes, one side with three oni, depicting one oni wearing a human skull and discarded parasol around his shoulders, standing atop the large skull of a dead animal beside a meandering stream, gesticulating like a ghost and scaring his two companions in the process, three other human skulls suspended from trailing branches of wisteria above, the reverse with Benten and Daikoku throwing koban (oval gold coins) at four cavorting rats inlaid in shibuichi takazogan dressed in human attire, the sides and aperture of the sheath embellished in rich okibirame, signed Nemoto zo; the oval gold lacquer inro containing two compartments decorated in gold togidashi and e-nashiji with variously patterned brocades, with a shibuichi ojime in the form of a dancing shojo, unsigned and an ivory figural netsuke of a shishimai dancer and companion, unsigned. 9.2cm (3 5/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • 鬼と大黒弁天鼠図芝山象嵌金地塗鞘印籠 銘「根本造」 明治時代

    Provenance: an English private collection.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840
Similar items