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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    Five inro


    Price Realised  


    Five inro
    Edo Period (18th - 19th Century)
    The first four-case, signed Inaba saku with red seal, decorated in iroe hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, gold foil and nashiji with the animals of the zodiac in a river landscape; the second four-case, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on a black ground with a horse tethered to a tree; the third five-case, decorated in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and gold foil on a fundame ground with red-capped cranes among pine trees, signed Kojusai and kakihan; the fourth, four-case, decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a black ground with a lakeside landscape, the rims with a geometric design, nashiji interiors and risers, fundame rims; the last three-case, decorated in iroe togidashi-e on a dark green ground with a lunar hare pounding mochi, the reverse with an inscription Cho Sei [long life], nashiji interiors and risers, signed Hidekazu
    8cm., 8.3cm, 9.2cm., 6.5cm., and 7cm. long respectively (5)

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