Antique Japanese Lacquer Inro, 3 Case, Edo Period 18th Century. Collector's Item
This item has been shown 262 times.
Antique Japanese Lacquer Inro, 3 Case, Edo Period 18th Century. Collector's Item:
A RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLACK AND GOLD LACQUER INRO, 3 CASE, EDO PERIOD 18TH CENTURY. COLLECTOR'S ITEM.
INSCRIBED CHIKANAO WITH KAKIHAN. ( SEE SALES IN BONHAM'S AND CHRISTIE'S OF SIMILARLY INSCRIBED ITEMS).
With a prancing ShiShi ( Buddhist Lion Dog Temple Guardian) amongst Peonies ( " the most beautiful of blooms).
Here, the representation of the lion amide
peonies is a pictorial symbol of regal power: the king of animals in mighty conjunction with the king of flowers. A very popular Japanese subject matter that can be interpreted as “strength and beauty”.
An exquisite and very rare 3 case Antique Japanese Inro. 18th century EDO Period. This is a serious collectors item.
According to notes left by the previous owner this Japanese Inro is inscribed CHIKANAO WITH KAKIHAN
Ueda Chikanao was active in the second half of the 18th century and early 19th Century . He is a well known and collectable Japanese Inro maker.
The depth of detail to the piece is amazing and of the fine quality.The picture is rich and the form is interesting.
CONDITION of this Inro is excellent with some minor imperfections that would be expected for a piece of this age. Please see photos.
SIZE// 7.5CM by 7.3 CM ( 2.95" x 2.87")
WEIGHT 60 grams ( 2.1 ounces)
This is part of a collection of beautiful antique English, French, Chinese and Japanese items that I'm listing gradually. I will be listing a number of others so please check my listings and read my reviews.
Tracked and insured shipping in the UK.
International: Global Shipping program.
Dispatched with Royal Mail Special Delivery by 1pm
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF BUYING MULTIPLE ITEMS AND YOU PREFER TO USE AN ALTERNATIVE TO GLOBAL SHIPPING PROGRAM OR IF YOUR COUNTRY ISN'T LISTED. I'LL SEE IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.
Happy to answer any questions