18 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
A Five-Case Lacquer Inro
Edo period (19th century), signed Josensai
Decorated with a red parrot perched in a blossoming magnolia tree rendered in gold, silver and red takamaki-e on a kinji ground, the interior cases lacquered nashiji; with a coral bead ojime and a gold-lacquer manju netsuke decorated with chrysanthemums in gold and black takamaki-e, signed Koma saku and with kao
2 7/8in. (7.2cm.) long
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