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 5.5cm

Provenance:

Jonathan Shannon and Raymond Ross collection

MR4066

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