KAJIKAWA BUNRYŪSAI 梶川文龍斎 INRŌ WITH STRIPE DESIGN 縞模様蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century
Lot 20*
KAJIKAWA BUNRYŪSAI 梶川文龍斎 INRŌ WITH STRIPE DESIGN 縞模様蒔絵印籠
Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 33,443) inc. premium

Lot Details
KAJIKAWA BUNRYŪSAI 梶川文龍斎 INRŌ WITH STRIPE DESIGN 縞模様蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century KAJIKAWA BUNRYŪSAI 梶川文龍斎 INRŌ WITH STRIPE DESIGN 縞模様蒔絵印籠 Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century
KAJIKAWA BUNRYŪSAI 梶川文龍斎 INRŌ WITH STRIPE DESIGN 縞模様蒔絵印籠
Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century
An inrō with four interlocking cases and cover, of lenticular cross-section with straight sides, flat top and base, and integrated cord-runners, the roiro black-lacquer ground decorated in gold and red hiramaki-e and shell with nine bands of decoration separated by raised gold-lacquer ridges, the decoration consisting of stylised pines, waves, and clouds; bamboo; geometric and floral ornament; variant forms of the characters fuku 福 (good fortune) and kotobuki 壽 (longevity), the base with similar ornament, the top with roundels of different ornament, the compartments and risers gold nashiji, the shoulders and rims gold fundame; shakudō and copper ojime applied with three gilt kiri (paulownia) crests; gilt metal hako netsuke chiselled with flowers and insects against a nanako ground; signed on one side with gold hiramaki-e characters Kankō Kajikawa Bunryūsai 官工梶川文龍斎 (Kajikawa Bunryūsai, official artist); red seal Tei

7.4 × 5.6 × 1.9 cm (2 7/8 × 2¼ × ¾ in.)

Fitted wood storage box (2)

Provenance
Walter Lionel Behrens collection
Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Gaskell collection
R. A. Pfungst collection
G. G. Davies collection
Demaree and Dorothy Best collection
Charles A. Greenfield collection

Exhibited
Japan House Gallery, New York, 22 September–12 November 1972
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 4 September–19 October 1980

Published
Glendining and Co. 1914, no. 30, plate XVI
Glendining and Co. 1919, no. 473
Stern 1972, cat. no. 141
Pekarik 1980, cat. no. 100 (fig.113)
Eskenazi 1990, cat. no. 100

Similar Examples
Strange 1924–1925, cat. no. 1476 (plate XXV)
Boyer 1970, cat. no. 142 (plate 41)
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