Project Description

Single Case Black Lacquered Wood Inro Imitating a Used Ink Cake, Follower of Shibata Zeshin

Carved in relief on one side with a standing tiger, rocks and bamboo, its head raised and turned back as it sniffs the air for prey, the reverse with a dragon among clouds in similar style, the interior is of black lacquer and the external cord runners are silver rings 

Unsigned. Late 19th century

9.1 cm 

Provenance:

Harriet Szechenyi, her sale at Bonhams London, 8th November 2011, lot 264 

Jacques Carré

Information:

A very similar example was in the collection of Baron Takei Morimasa, no. 7C5

MR3571

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