A black lacquer four-case inro By Kanshosai Toju(sai), 19th century

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Lot 219Y
A black lacquer four-case inro
By Kanshosai Toju(sai), 19th century

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 12,032) inc. premium
A black lacquer four-case inro
By Kanshosai Toju(sai), 19th century
Bearing a rich roiro ground, lacquered with a courtesan and servant approaching a youth standing by a cherry tree, in gold and coloured togidashi with highlights of inlaid aogai and the interior of nashiji, signed Toju with kao; with coral ojime and a part wood manju lacquered with a crab and reeds, signed Toshi byo with kao. 7.6cm (3in).

Footnotes

  • 女郎と侍従図蒔絵印籠 銘「桃寿(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Douglas J. K. Wright, 1967.
    Wrangham collection, no.779.

    Published: E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, 1995, p.292, Toju(sai), Kanshosai, bottom row, left.

    This design is taken from Banbutsu hinagata gafu (An Album of Designs for Everything) illustrated by Kobayashi Eitaku (1843-1890) and published in 1880-1882.
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A black lacquer four-case inro By Kanshosai Toju(sai), 19th century
A black lacquer four-case inro By Kanshosai Toju(sai), 19th century
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