London, South Kensington
8 November 2007
Two lacquer inro, one sealed, another signed Koma Kansai, early 19th Century
the first five-case, decorated in iroe hiramakie and gold takamakie, kimpun and kirigane on a roiro ground with two officials by the shore admiring a majestic waterfall, nashiji interiors, signature Kajikawa is illegible over the red pot seal Ei, coral bead ojime; another, four-case inro decorated in gold hiramakie and iroe takamakie with Choryo on the back of a dragon, returning a shoe he has rescued from the river to its owner, Kosekiko seated on his horse crossing a bridge, nashiji interiors, signed Koma Kansai saku, coral ojime and netsuke of walrus tooth of a soldier tying his boot -- the first 3 5/16in. (8.4cm.) (2)
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The red pot seal is similar to the one found in E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, unde Kajikawa, p.108.
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