Project Description

2-case Inro with bird by Nomura Chohei (active 1760-1810) 

A chubby bird is perched on a branch of a tree in autumn, with nandina on the reverse, the berries inlays of coral.  The bird is of shell inlay with a glass eye and lacquer beak. The risers are typically decorated with vegetation in chinkinbori

Unsigned. Circa 1800

Width: 7.2 cm

Provenance: 

Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1st December 1987

MR2278