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Lot 672

Wednesday 02 Oct, 2019 - 10.00am

A good Japanese ivory four-case inro with gilt lacquer interior, the exterior carved with a lake scene with figures in boats, pavilions and trees, the lacquer interior decorated with assorted circular mons and birds, the lower case signed with seal Tessai 3.25ins (8.2cm) high x 2.125ins (5.2cm) wide, complete with carved ivory netsuke in form of a seated Shishi, signed to underside, the whole with silk cord with coral bead ojime
Provenance: Michael Tompkinson Collection No. 740, recorded but not illustrated by Michael Tomkinson in A Japanese Collection, London 1899, Vol. 1. page 20, where lacquer was mistakenly attributed to Kinsai
Note: Please be aware that according to CITES Regulations, it will be necessary to acquire an export licence to export this lot of ivory outside the EU. It will NOT be possible to export this lot of ivory to the USA

Estimate £1,500 - 2,000

Plus buyers premium of 27% ยป