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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 176

    A four-case inro

    SIGNED KAJIKAWA SAKU, WITH AN INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL TABLET INSCRIBED SHIBAYAMA SADAMASA, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A four-case inro
    Signed Kajikawa saku, with an inlaid mother-of-pearl tablet inscribed Shibayama Sadamasa, Meiji Period (late 19th Century)
    Decorated in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji and inlaid ivory on a kinji ground depicting the Rokkasen [Six Immortal Poets] seated beside a bijin, nashiji interiors and risers, fundame rims and an attached kinrande style ojime and an undecorated ivory manju
    8.5cm long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN