• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 201

    An Impressive Three-Case Inro


    Price Realised  


    An Impressive Three-Case Inro
    Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    Decorated in Shibayama style with extraordinary scenes of bakemono, kappa, blind masseurs, farmers and other figures being attacked by a snake skeleton, other figures being adapted into boats sailing on a stream with fishermen on the river bank, details in gold and silver hiramaki-e, gold foil and nashiji
    10.2cm. high

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