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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 189

    Two four-case inro

    THE FIRST SIGNED SAITO SAKU, WITH INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL PLAQUE WITH SIGNATURE SHIBAYAMA, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY); THE SECOND, SIGNED TOYO, EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Two four-case inro
    The first signed Saito saku, with inlaid mother-of-pearl plaque with signature Shibayama, Meiji Period (late 19th century); the second, signed Toyo, Edo Period (18th century)
    The first decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e and inlaid in shibayama style with Jurojin accompanied by a crane beneath a cherry tree, nashiji interiors, fundame rims; the second decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji, gold foil and hirame and inlaid in shakudo and gilt with the young Yoshitsune presenting a kabuto, nashiji interiors and risers, fundame rims
    7.8cm. high and 8.5cm. long respectively (2)


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