A FIVE-CASE INRO | MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
LACQUER FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
A FIVE-CASE INRO, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
decorated in iroe togidashi-e with a bijin, and children preparing for the Boys Festival holding a large tray upon which are Samurai dolls and a man holding a stand with festival banners, nashiji base, gold lacquer interiors, fundame rims
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This large inro is in overall fine condition. There is some wear to the risers on the interior and a slight crack in the lacquer on the top case.
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Sir Trevor Lawrence
Sir Trevor Lawrence Collection, Christie's December 1916, lot 96