Large Japanese four-case Inro, Edo period carved with monkeys in gold and red and on a black lacquer ground 12 x 6.5 cms- Soame Jenyns Collection
This lot comes from the collection of Soame Jenyns (1904- 1976) and is being sold by order of the executors of his younger son, the late John Jenyns. Soame Jenyns was Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at The British Museum from 1931-1967. He published several books including: "A Background to Chinese Painting" published 1935, "Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum" 1951, "Ming Pottery & Porcelain" 1953 etc.
Small area of lacquer is missing.
Cracks in lacquer.
Crack where both end pieces are joined.
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