London, South Kensington
5 June 2003
A four-case lacquer inro
decorated in gold hiramakie and gold foil with scattered chrysanthemum roundels amongst stylised Kotobuki characters, the interiors in nashiji, signed in gold hiramakie on the base Jokasai -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) high; and a cherry-bark ground lacquer Tonkotsu, decorated in gold, silver and coloured hiramakie with ducks in a stream amongst falling cherry blossom, signed in gold hiramakie on the base Eisho with a Ikao, wood lid -- 2½in. (6.4cm.) high, (minor wear).
See Illustration. (2)
Edward Gilbertson collection (the inro, 3045 and 345; the tonkotsu, 4297 and 420.
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