London, South Kensington
8 November 2007
Two lacquer inro, early 19th Century
the first, three-tiered and decorated in gold and silver takamakie, kirigane with aogai inlay depicting a flowering cherry tree and a young Dutchman ringing a large bell, roiro interiors; the second, four-tiered with the roiro ground decorated in gold, silver and iroe takamakie, hiramakie and aogai with an elegant boat carrying courtiers and a small fishing boat beyond, roiro interiors -- the first 2 11/16in. (6.9cm.) (2)
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