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LOT 50 - NE1123

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Lot details

By a member of the Kajikawa family, signed Kajikawa 梶川 saku 作
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Of upright shape and oval section, bearing a beautifully lustrous kinji ground, lacquered in gold takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with a design of four minogame and one young not having fully developed its seaweed tail yet, their carapaces realistically rendered and eyes inlaid. Signed underneath KAJIKAWA saku [made by Kajikawa]. The interior cases of nashiji with gold fundame rims.

With a coral ojime and beautifully matching square two-part manju netsuke depicting a minogame on a craggy rock, the rock with some fine kirigane detailing, the interior of nashiji and with silver rims. Signed to the underside Koju 光寿 Sei 製 [made by Koju]. According to E. A. Wrangham the artist made inro for the shogunate.

HEIGHT 9.3 cm, LENGTH 4.8 cm
SIZE (the netsuke) 3.8 cm x 3.8 cm

Condition: The inro with some minor losses along the edges of the cases. The netsuke with a fine crack to the upper area and with some typical losses to the kirigane flakes. Both inro and the netsuke generally presenting well.
Provenance: A noted private collection, assembled by the previous owner’s great-grandfather and thence by descent. With old collection labels to the interior of the top case.


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