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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A five-case inro

    SIGNED KANSAI SAKU, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A five-case inro
    Signed Kansai saku, Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    Decorated in gold, silver, red, green and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi-e and inlaid in mother-of-pearl with Emma-o, the King of Hell, who sits at a desk, in front of which are two oni rendered in gold, silver, shakudo and copper hirazogan and takazogan the reverse with Benten
    10cm. long


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