18 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
A Four-Case Somada-Style Lacquer Sheath Inro
Edo period (19th century)
The outer sleeve designed with shaped apertures and decorated with lozenge patterns in inlaid shell, edges fundame, the cases roiro-nuri with Jurojin holding a staff and a fan, and a crane by a young pine tree, all rendered in gold and silver togidashi and inlaid iridescent shell, interior cases nashiji; with a fan-shaped lacquer ojime and a cloud-shaped hako netsuke, both decorated with florets in inlaid iridescent shell
3 3/8in. (9cm.) long
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