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Lot 238
A roiro lacquer five-case inro
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
10 May 2011, 14:30 BST
London, New Bond Street

Sold for £33,600 inc. premium

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A roiro lacquer five-case inro

By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Decorated in gold, silver, black hiramakie and takamakie, with a finch perched on a cherry branch, with details in ishime, keuchi, harigaki and kakiwari, the flowering plant design continuing on the reverse with a mosquito executed in delicate katakiri hovering beneath, the interior of rich nashiji, signed with scratched signature Zeshin. 9.2cm (3 5/8in).

Footnotes

花鳥図蒔絵印籠 銘「是真」 明治時代

Provenance: F.A. Richards collection, purchased at Sotheby's London, 1964.
Wrangham collection, no.338.

Published: E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.346, Zeshin, left column, top centre.

See also footnote to lot 366.

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