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A FINE THREE-CASE INRO
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A FINE THREE-CASE INRO

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED ZESHIN (SHIBATA ZESHIN; 1807-1891)

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A FINE THREE-CASE INRO
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED ZESHIN (SHIBATA ZESHIN; 1807-1891)
Decorated in polychrome lacquer hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, with a Japanese style reception room accompanied with hanging scroll, insense burner and hanging flower flower vase, the reverse with persimmons and fruits in a basket, interior with nashiji, incised signature on base; with a hako-netsuke decorated with chrythathemum, signed Zeshin on base
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's London, 10 November 2010, Lot 398
Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1990
Charles A. Greenfield Collection
W.W. Winkworth (1897-1991)
Literature
Eskenazi Ltd., The Charles A. Greenfield Collection of Japanese Lacquer, (London: Eskenazi, 1990), no. 81, p. 163.
Andrew J. Pekarik, Japanese Lacquer, 1600-1900: Selections from the Charles A. Greenfield Collection, exh. cat., (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980), fig. 156.
H. P. Stern, The Magnificent Three: Lacquer, Netsuke and Tsuba, Selections from the Collection of Charles A. Greenfield (New York: Japan Society, 1972), no. 162 (Inro).
Exhibited
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), New York, Japanese Lacquer, 1600-1900: Selections from the Charles A. Greenfield Collection, 1980
Japan House Gallery, New York, The Magnificent Three: Lacquer, Netsuke and Tsuba, Selections from the Collection of Charles A. Greenfield, 1972

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