A black lacquer and metal inlaid five-case inro  By Shokasai, 19th century

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Lot 186Y Ф
A black lacquer and metal inlaid five-case inro
By Shokasai, 19th century

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,595) inc. premium
A black lacquer and metal inlaid five-case inro
By Shokasai, 19th century
Of upright form, the rich roiro ground shading to usunashiji, inlaid with Handaka Sonja holding an alms bowl, from which a dragon issues, in shibuichi relief with gold and silver details, the reverse with a young attendant in gold takamaki-e with ivory face, hands and feet, holding a lotus plant with inlaid carnelian bud, the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed Shokasai; with a stone ojime. 8.9cm (3½in) high.

Footnotes

  • 半諾迦尊者に従者図蒔絵貼付彫金印籠 銘「松花斎」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1971.
    Wrangham collection, no.1088.
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A black lacquer and metal inlaid five-case inro  By Shokasai, 19th century
A black lacquer and metal inlaid five-case inro  By Shokasai, 19th century
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