Project Description

Rare Small Early Three-case Shell Inro

The lacquer body covered in plates of shell, each side carved with a mounted Mongolian hunter, one swinging a weight attached to a cord while chasing a small deer, the other with a bow. The ground is evenly engraved with a diaper pattern
Unsigned. Circa 1700
Height: 5.5 cm
Provenance:
Jonathan Shannon and Raymond Ross collection
MR4066