Project Description

Four-case Brown Lacquer Inro with a Stag by Shiomi Masanari

Decorated in low relief takamakie with a running stag and windswept suzuki grass on the slope of a mountain. The fur of the deer is remarkably well rendered by textures in the gold lacquer

Signed: Shiomi Masanari. 18th century

7 cm

Provenance:

J.W. Hawkshaw collection, no. 142 (labels inside and out)

Information:

Compare with a similar inro by the artist in the W.L. Behrens collection (Joly, no. 612, illustrated on pl. XXXIII)

MR3159

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