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LOT 43 - NE1123

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Lot details

Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Bearing a roiro ground and lacquered in fine gold hiramaki-e, with some kirigane highlights, further embellished with various inlays such as gilt metal, silver, mother-of-pearl, hardstone, tortoiseshell, and horn, depicting a carp swimming amongst aquatic plants and reeds. The interior cases lacquered in black. With an aventurine-splashed glass ojime.

HEIGHT 8.7 cm, LENGTH 5.3 cm

Condition: Good condition with minor wear and rubbing to lacquer as is to be expected. A small chip to the edge of the cord runner of the top case. Some light crackling to the sides. The top with remnants from an old label and some light bruising from contact with the ojime. Overall presenting beautifully.
Provenance: Ex-collection Rabeuf, collection no. 1426. With some old labels to the interior of the top case. The Rabeuf collection of Japanese art was published in 1909.

Museum comparison:
Compare a related lacquer inro with a similar, by Shomosai, in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET), New York, Accession number 13.67.21.


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