A gold lacquer metal-inlaid four-case inro By Koma Sozan, 19th century

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Lot 237
A gold lacquer metal-inlaid four-case inro
By Koma Sozan, 19th century

Sold for £ 10,800 (US$ 14,338) inc. premium
A gold lacquer metal-inlaid four-case inro
By Koma Sozan, 19th century
The ground of kinji, the top and base of roiro with gold powder, lacquered and metal-inlaid with a warrior, possibly intended for Benkei, tumbling down a cliff, his mallet and sword falling at his side, in gold, silver and shakudo takazogan, the reverse lacquered with pine and cherry branches with petals falling over a castle amid clouds in gold takamakie and the interior of nashiji, signed Hakuhosai Koma Sozan saku. 8.2cm (3¼in).

Footnotes

  • 弁慶図貼付彫金印籠 銘「白鳳齋 古満叟山作」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from D.J.K. Wright, in 1969.
    Wrangham collection, no.947.

    Published: E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.276, Koma Sozan, right.
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A gold lacquer metal-inlaid four-case inro By Koma Sozan, 19th century
A gold lacquer metal-inlaid four-case inro By Koma Sozan, 19th century
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