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A Fine Two-Case Inro

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A Fine Two-Case Inro

SIGNED ZESHIN, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Fine Two-Case Inro Signed Zeshin, Edo Period (19th century) Of upright rectangular form, simulating a chipped and cracked ink cake in tsuikoku [carved black lacquer], each side with a sunken panel, one with musical instruments and an inscription in archaic Chinese characters, tensho, the reverse with a Chinese ceremonial vessel known as a tan ting, both sides with a crackled ground 7.5cm. high
Provenance
Kelsch Collection
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Lot Essay

The sources for ink cake inro were two Chinese books on ink cakes, Fang Shi Mopu and Cheng Shi Moyuan published respectively in 1588 and 1606.

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