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Four Lacquered Inros

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
379
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Four Lacquered Inros, Japan, 19th century, a lacquered three-case inro, decorated with incised shishi design, with ojime and rabbit-shaped netsuke signed "Shojiki"; a maki-e-lacquered four-case inro, decorated with actors in bas-relief with inlaid details, with carved shell ojime and figural netsuke; a black-lacquered four-case inro, decorated with a bird-and-flower design in bas-relief, inlaid shell details, with bead-shape ojime and hand-drum-shape netsuke; and a grained wood three-case inro, decorated with bamboo, pine, and plum in bas-relief, signed, chick-shaped gilt-metal ojime, all rectangular, inro ht. to 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

wear and tear with surface scratches and chips to lacquered layers, gilt loss, abrasions, broken cords, one missing netsuke, rabbit missing one inlaid eye detail.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Japan, Art genres, Culture, Fashion accessories, Inlay, Inrō, Japanese lacquerware, Netsuke, Ojime, Visual arts

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