Project Description

Three-Case Earthenware Inro by Miura Kenya (Ogata Kenzan VI)(1821-1889)

Decorated beneath the glaze with two scenes copied from celebrated prints of Shono in the rain and Kameyama in the snow by Hiroshige, from his series of the 53 Views of the Tokaido, each scene identified. With en suite ojime and manju netsuke illustrated in similar manner, the scenes also identified

The inro signed: Kenya. Height: 9.3 cm


Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s London, 1965

Purchased by E.A. Wrangham (no. 502 in his collection) and subsequently sold in his second sale at Bonhams, London, 10th May 2011, lot 343