Project Description

Four case Yamimakie Inro with Ink Cakes by Kōnenshi Ōsai (1871-1903)

The bottom case deeper than on most inro, the body decorated with four Chinese ink-cakes and a leaf in takamakie, one of the cakes octagonal with a minogame design from the end of the 16th century by Fang Shi Mopu which appears on inro by Ritsuo

Inscribed and signed kōenshi ōsai utsusu with kaō

10.8 cm

Shibuichi and copper spherical ojime

Provenance:

Park Bernet, New York, 24th January 1975, lot 224

Sotheby’s New York, 21st March 2000, lot 68

Jacques Carré

Literature:

G. Lazarnick, ‘The Signature Book’, p. 311

G. Lazarnick, ‘Netsuke & Inro Artists …’, vol.II, p. 855, one sigde and the inscription illustrated

Netsuke Kenkyukai, 14/3, no. 3

MR3460

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