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Four Assorted Inros and a Netsuke

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
378
Sold for:
$800$650

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

Description:

Four Assorted Inros and a Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, a rectangular gold-lacquered four-case inro, decorated with boats and pines in bas-relief, without a cord, ojime, and netsuke; a rectangular encased maki-e-lacquered four-case inro, decorated with landscape design, with a red bead ojime; a covered basket-form bamboo inro, decorated with pomegranates, with a toad-shape netsuke; a rectangular encased maki-e-lacquered inro, decorated with inlaid fish and a turtle, the covered netsuke, with red-painted goldfish on cover; and a stringed pouch-shape netsuke, inlaid design with stone and shell pieces, inro ht. to 3 3/8, wd. to 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

wear and tear to lacquered layers with surface scratches and chips to some, gilt loss and abrasions, the toad missing an inlaid eye.


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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