23 March 1999,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 920
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A CARVED LACQUER PIPECASE
late edo-meiji periods (late 19th century), signed baiun
Of musozutsu type designed in tsuishu with two hunters carrying bows and arrows or a spear, one stomping a centipede-like creature, and flowers, birds and bats, the rim with a gilt-metal ring and himotoshi
8in. (22.3cm.) long
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The signature of the artist on this pipe is illustrated in E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists (Alnwick: Harehope Publications, 1995), p. 30.
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