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A Four-Case Lacquer Inro**
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A Four-Case Lacquer Inro**


A Four-Case Lacquer Inro**
Edo Period (18th century), sealed Shiomi Masanari
The inro lacquered with a roiro-nuri ground and decorated with a school of carp swimming upstream in silver, gold and black togidashi, interiors lacquered nashiji; fitted with an ivory gourd ojime and a rectangular lacquered-wood netsuke with butterflies in gold takamaki-e, signed and sealed indistictly Yoyusai and inscribed Hoitsu hitsu (after a design by Hoitsu)
2 7/8in. (7.3cm.) long
H. Gordon Boss
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Lot Essay

Sold Sotheby's, London, 6 December, 1972, lot 303

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