An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century

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Lot 222*
An unusual lacquered square inro
By Koma Kansai, 19th century

Sold for £ 37,250 (US$ 45,009) inc. premium
An unusual lacquered square inro
By Koma Kansai, 19th century
Elaborately decorated in gold and coloured takamakie with famous landmarks from Sensoji (Senso Temple) in Asakusa, one face depicting Daichochin (Giant Lantern) from Daichochin in Hondo and the other showing the statue of Raijin (Thunder god) at Kaminari Gate, both bordered by a chequered band inlaid in mother-of-pearl, whilst the nashiji sides are lacquered with local Edo toys including a Fukusuke doll and other toys and a bird flying over the five-storied pagoda, the latter sliding open to reveal a set of four interior roiro drawers embellished in gold hiramakie with karakusa; signed Kansai with kao. 11.7cm x 8.7cm x 4cm (4 9/16in x 3 3/8in x 1½in).

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  • 浅草図蒔絵螺鈿引出印籠 銘「寛哉(花押)」 19世紀
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An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century
An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century
An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century
An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century
An unusual lacquered square inro By Koma Kansai, 19th century
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