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Inro Case

Auction:
2183
Lot:
1255
Sold for:
$8,225$7,000

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Auction:
Sale #2183 - 2183
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Inro Case, Japan, Meiji period (1868-1911), black lacquer with a gold flecked ground, maki-e designs in gold and silver of lotus plants, interior with a gold inscription of a Buddhist sutra, inscriptions on the inside drawer fronts are of the inro formerly contained within, (some loss).

Provenance: R. Bensabott, Chicago, Illinois; together with a letter stating it was the property of Baron Morimasa Takei, dated August 24th, 1935.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Japan, Morimasa Takei, Chicago, Japanese art, Japanese crafts, Lacquer, Maki-e