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Lot 285: INRO WITH SHISHI IN A PEONY GROVE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Lacquer technique, gold and inlay. Japan, 19th cent.
Three-tiered inro with depiction on both sides of shishi (lion dogs) in a peony grove, a popular motif. Two shishi with full manes, ferocious faces and bushy tails are very lively and expressive. Peony blossoms botan, rocks and a pine trunk surround them. The work is with red lacquer on black roironuri, some gold and several highlights with mother-of-pearl inlay. Traces of use.
Included is a spherical ojime and, as well a netsuke of black ebony, presenting an upright standing, three-clawed, scaly dragon tatsu. This is expressively crafted and stands on a round base. Cord channel only through natural openings.
HEIGHT INRO 9,4 CM, NETSUKE 6,3 CM
From a Swedish collection