SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
Lot 11*
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
Sold for £31,250 (US$ 41,393) inc. premium

Lot Details
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890 SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890 SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) INRŌ WITH PLOVERS AND WAVES 青海波塗波千鳥象嵌印籠 IKEDA TAISHIN 池田泰真 (1825–1903) BOX NETSUKE WITH SHELLS 海松貝殻蒔絵箱根付
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
An inrō with four interlocking cases and cover, of rounded rectangular cross-section with straight sides, curved top and base, and applied cord-runners, the ground of black ishime and seigaiha-nuri, applied on one side with two and on the other side with one stylised chidori (wave bird or dotterel) in shibuichi with slight gilding, the compartments and risers gold nashiji, the shoulders and rims gold fundame; stone ojime; hako (box-shaped) netsuke in the form of a miniature tebako (accessory box) with hinged lid, of umimatsu decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and shell with seashells and seaweed, the interior with a silver cord fitting

Signed on the base in katakiri characters within a silver-lacquer oval reserve outlined in gold lacquer Zeshin 是真; the netsuke signed inside with gold hiramaki-e characters Taishin 泰真

7.5 × 4.8 × 2 cm (3 × 1 7/8 × ¾ in.)

Fitted wood storage box (2)

Provenance
The inro Edward Wrangham collection, no. 1840

Exhibited
Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Museum), Tokyo, 1 November–16 December 2012

Published
Lazarnick 1982, p. 1274
Bonhams 2010, lot 284
Nezu Bijutsukan (Nezu Museum) 2012, cat. no. 88
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