Project Description

Lacquer Snake and Toad Inro

Decorated over the roiro lacquer ground with one large rat wrapping around the two faces, a smaller one behind, all in gold togidashi and kinpun with red and silver togidashi details, the eyes in relief

Signed in a red reserve: Shiomi Masanari

7.9 cm

Literature:

Christies catalogue, 28th February 2014, ‘A Unique European Collection of Japanese Art, Etomology and the Cabinet of Curiosity, -Valuation,’ for Mr Wolfgang Wasserman.

In the Christies sale, on the 5th December 2017.

no 37

MR2407