A grey-lacquer square section three-case inro by Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), and a lacquer hako-netsuke by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
The inro: Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century; the netsuke: Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1890s
The inro with a shibuichi-nuri ishime ground imitating metal, two rectangular faces carved in low relief with archaic script, the cord runners in the form of a row of four butterfly-shaped cleats inlaid in shell, each attached with a metal ring on a ground of elaborate tasselled brocade, the interior of matt shibuichi-nuri lacquer, signed with two seals, Kansu rounded by rain dragons on the base and Naoyuki on the top; the square rounded box netsuke lacquered with tied sheaves of rice overhanging a stream on a chado-nuri ground, signed on the reverse in subori at the lower right Zeshin.
The inro: 7.2cm (2 5/8in),
the netsuke: 3cm x 2.5cm (1 3/8in x 1in).
Philippe Burty Collection.
Louis Gonse, L'art japonais, Paris, Maison Quantin, 1886, p.262. with a full size drawing of the st made by Philippe Burty. Also reproduced in the larger edition of L' Art Japonais in vol II.
Retrospective de l' Art Japonais, Galerie Petit, 1883
and published : Louis Gonse, Catalogue de l'Exposition Rétrospective de l'Art Japonais, Paris, Maison Quantin, 1883, p.145, no.268.
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