An ivory four-case inro 18th century

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Lot 123Y
An ivory four-case inro
18th century

£ 3,000 - 3,500
US$ 4,000 - 4,600
Other Properties
An ivory four-case inro
18th century
Carved in low relief with a continuous mountainous landscape of thatched huts in autumn, scattered with pine and willow trees, the foreground with peasants on the shores of the lake on one side and a fisherman on his boat in the other, the interior of gold lacquer with each case decorated with assorted mon including maizuru mon, maru ni mokko mon, kuyo mon and daki-myoga mon, the inside bottom case signed with seal Tessai; with ivory seal netsuke in the form of a seated shishi, unsigned and coral ojime. 8.1cm (3 1/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Michael Tomkinson collection, no.740, recorded but not illustrated by Michael Tomkinson, A Japanese Collection, London, 1899, vol.I, p.20, where the lacquer was mistakenly attributed to Kinsai.
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An ivory four-case inro 18th century
An ivory four-case inro 18th century
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