8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Two four-case lacquer Inro, early 19th Century
decorated in gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, kirigane, kimpun and fundame, the first with a lakescene and a palace at its bank, nashiji interiors; another depicting the scene when Yorimasa shoots down the Nue with his arrow and his retainer Tadazumi runs towards it to finish it off with his sword, details in iroe hiramakie, nashiji interiors, metal ojime incised with karakusa -- the first 3 1/8in. (7.9cm.) (2)
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