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    Sale 5335

    Japanese Art & Asian Textiles including the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    6 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 93

    A Group of six inro, 18th and 19th Century

    Price Realised  


    A Group of six inro, 18th and 19th Century
    a three case inro on a kinji ground with lead and aogai with an ox and a young boy; another similar but on roiro ground with Kanzan and Jittoku; a four case roiro ground inro decorated in iroe takamakie and hiramakie with Chinese figures and a crane; another similar with aogai and gold hiramakie with fans, rice pickers and a paddy field; a roiro ground three case inro in iroe takamakie and aogai with a budding and flowering plum tree; the last of cylindrical form on a kinji ground inlaid in aogai, with dragonflies, stylised seal signature to the base, walrus tooth netsuke applied with a copper wasp -- 7/16in. (6.2cm.) long maximum (6)

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    The second inro with a note attributing it to having been part of the Lt. Col. J.B. Gaskell Collection Sale, Glendinnings, Nov 1920, and with a label 'G 1058'.
    The second inro from the last with unknown collection label '1568'.