As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this well recorded and fine quality mixed metal Saya Inro from the Meiji period 1868-1912 , Circa 1880 , the Inro is decorated with an onlaid Shakudo Carp in high relief swimming amidst Silver and Gold decorated Flora , upon a carved Shibuichi ground, the reverse further decorated with lakeside foliage including Prunus blossom, and signed with a two character signature with Kao, for the artist Sugimura Norimoto , a well recorded Tokyo artist , the cord runners are formed as simulated Bamboo whilst the inner sheath is made of Solid Silver , a fine quality Meiji period mixed metal Inro with an equally fine provenance.
Sugimura Norimoto was apprenticed to Gojo Tenjo and worked in Tokyo
Barry Davies Oriental Art, London
E.A. Wrangham collection (no. 1812) Sold Bonhams’ London, The Wrangham Collection Part IV, 6th November 2013, part of lot 327.
Arlette Katchen collection, Paris
Condition report :
Fine condition throughout .
Approximate sizes :
Height : 3 1/8″ 8 cm
Width: 2″ 5 cm
Depth: 3/4″ 2 cm
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