• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    A Fine Four-Case Inro

    SIGNED NAKAYAMA, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Fine Four-Case Inro
    Signed Nakayama, Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    Decorated in various coloured ivory, cowhorn and mother-of-pearl inlays and in iroe-hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with tabi makers and cloth dyers
    9cm. high


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    For further reading on the artist see E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists (Harehope, 1995), p.194

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