A black-lacquer four-case inro  After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century

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Lot 135
A black-lacquer four-case inro
After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century

Sold for £ 1,912 (US$ 2,321) inc. premium
A black-lacquer four-case inro
After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
The rounded rectangular body with a rich roiro ground lacquered with a continuous scene of a sparrow's nest in a hanging lantern, one adult approaching to feed its three fledglings while two others fly past trailing wisteria on the reverse, in gold and silver takamaki-e, the lantern of sabiji-nuri (simulated russet iron) and the interior of nashiji, inscribed Zeshin; with a peach-stone ojime. 7cm (2¾in) high.

Footnotes

  • リザーブ設定無し

    灯篭の中の燕の巣と藤図蒔絵印籠 銘「是真」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased from Trudel Klefisch, Cologne, 1978.
    Wrangham collection, no.1398.

    The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part IV, lot 200.
    www.bonhams.com/auctions/20493/lot/200/
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A black-lacquer four-case inro  After Shibata Zeshin, 19th century
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