Project Description

Four-case Lacquer Inro with a Phoenix on a Kiri Branch

Decorated over a roiro-mura-nashiji ground suggestive of falling snow with the main features in gold takamakie and gold foil, with some kirigane. The rendition of the plumage of the bird is remarkable
Signed: Hideteru with kaō
8 cm
Iron ojime with pressed metal appliqués of fruit
Provenance:
Anonymous sale, Phillips London, 1989, where purchased by E.A. Wrangham (no. 1933), offered in his first sale, Bonhams London, 9th November 2010, lot 324
MR4091

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