IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century
Lot 15*
IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠
Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 27,000 - 40,000

Lot Details
IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century
IIZUKA TŌYŌ 飯塚桃葉 INRŌ WITH GOOSE AND MANDARIN DUCK 鴨鴛鴦蒔絵印籠
Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century
An inrō with three interlocking cases and cover, of lenticular cross-section with straight sides, rounded top and base, and applied cord-runners, the roiro black-lacquer ground decorated in gold, silver, and coloured togidashi maki-e and gold kinpun with a mandarin duck swimming in water on one side and a goose landing on water on the other side, each side with omodaka (three-leaf arrowhead, Sagittaria trifolia) plants, the compartments and risers gold nashiji, the shoulders and rims gold fundame; coloured enamel ojime; carved and lacquered wood netsuke in the form of a mandarin duck, signed Kajikawa 梶川; signed on the base in gold hiramaki-e characters Kanshōsai 觀松齋, with a kaō

7.4 × 6.5 × 2.4 cm (2 7/8 × 2½ × 1 in.)

Fitted wood storage box (2)

Provenance
William F. du Pont collection; purchased at Christie's New York, 1996

Published
Christie's 1996, lot 66

Footnotes

  • The kaō on this inrō belongs to Group A in the analysis of Iizuka-school signatures published by the great German lacquer scholar Beatrix von Ragué in a celebrated article written in 1964. As such, it can be dated with some confidence to a master, perhaps Iizuka Tōyō himself, working in the latter part of the eighteenth century whose work was of high quality and notable in particular for its restrained and elegant use of the togidashi maki-e technique (von Rague 1964, pp. 172, 177 and fig. 2; Wrangham 1995, pp. 312–313). For further discussion of Iizuka-family kaō, see also Kress 2010, pp. 136–137.
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