A rare gold lacquer four-case inro By Koami Nagaharu, dated 1852

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Lot 220
A rare gold lacquer four-case inro
By Koami Nagaharu, dated 1852

Sold for £ 60,000 (US$ 74,604) inc. premium
A rare gold lacquer four-case inro
By Koami Nagaharu, dated 1852
Of wide form, bearing a kinji ground, lacquered in gold and slight takamakie with the Hyakunin isshu (the Hundred Poets and their Poems), the poets and examples of their work in straight lines on each side, the interior of nashiji, signed Kosai Hirose Nagaharu sei, dated Kaiei mizunoe-ne shoshu nasu (beginning of Autumn, 1852). 7.8cm (3 1/8in).

Footnotes

  • 百人一首図蒔絵印籠 銘「嘉永壬子初秋為 常々齋芋川宗彦大人嘱 耕齋廣瀬永治製」 嘉永5年(1852年)

    Provenance: Henri Vever collection, purchased at Sotheby's London, 1973.
    Wrangham collection, no.1233.

    Exhibited: Treasures of the North, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2000, no.31, illustrated in the Catalogue, p.239.
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A rare gold lacquer four-case inro By Koami Nagaharu, dated 1852
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