An unusually large four-case inro By Kajikawa Kyujiro, dated 1647

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Lot 248
An unusually large four-case inro
By Kajikawa Kyujiro, dated 1647

Sold for £ 36,000 (US$ 44,691) inc. premium
An unusually large four-case inro
By Kajikawa Kyujiro, dated 1647
Of upright form, the ground of roiro with a dusting of gold powder and mura-nashiji, lacquered in takamakie and inlaid in green-stained stag-antler with a dragon in clouds, the design continued on the reverse and the interior of nashiji, dated Shoho yon hinoto-i shoshun (early Spring in the fourth year of Shoho, 1647), signed Kajikawa Kyujiro with kao; with wood ojime in the form of a Bizen stoneware sake bottle, carved to one side with images of Hotei in sunk relief, unsigned. 17.8cm (7in).

Footnotes

  • 雲龍図蒔絵大印籠 銘「正保四丁亥初春 梶川久次郎(花押)」 正保4年(1647年)

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London, 1984.
    Wrangham collection, no.1708.

    Published: E.A.Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.159, Kajikawa Kyujiro.

    Although Kyujiro was a student of Hikobei, founder of the Kajikawa dynasty of lacquerers, he is generally considered to be the originator of the school and was mentioned by Inaba Tsuryu, Soken Kisho, Osaka, 1781.
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An unusually large four-case inro By Kajikawa Kyujiro, dated 1647
An unusually large four-case inro By Kajikawa Kyujiro, dated 1647
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