15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A four-case lacquer inro, 19th Century
decorated in gold hiramakie, kirigane and aogai on a kinji ground with bamboo, nashiji interiors; the bronze ojime worked in hirazogan and applied with silver and gold birds in flight and pine cones; the ivory netsuke with two quail nesting on millet above a tatami mat -- the inro 4¼in. (10.5cm.) long. (3)
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