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lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period
lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period - Asian Art & Antiques Style lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period -
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Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Lacquer
Dimensions :
l. 2.17 inch X H. 3.9 inch X P. 1.26 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period 19th century - lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period
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lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period

Japanese lacquer Inro representing the Monk and poet Saigyo, attributed to Ipposai, using Hiramaki- E and Takamaki-E on a ground called Mura Nashiji ( cloud lacquer) and more precisely Gyobu Nashiji, a very long technique in wich the gold flakes, to big to be sprinkled, are laid one after the other on a wet lacqer ground with a bamboo. The figure has glass eyes.
Saigyo Hoshi, the Monk Sagyo, was born in 1118, and was a guard of Emperor Toba. In 1140, without any known reason, he left the court and his familly to become a monk and a poet under the name of Saigyo, meaning journey to the West in honor of Amida Buddha and the Paradise of the West.
He wrote a famous poem about Mount Fuji, and that is why he is often represented admiring The mountain.
Not Ssigned, this inro can be attribuited to Ipposai who was working during the Meiji period. For another inro by Ittosai and using the same technique, see Inro Art Magie et Médecine, by Alain Ducros, éd Cum Turi 2006, page 51.
Japan, Meiji period.

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