Japanese lacquer five-case Inro Edo period, 18th Century, decorated in red, gold and black with courtiers outside the gate of a mansion 8 x 6.5cms- 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.
Open and shut easily.
The sections are quite loose and come apart very easily.
Chip to lacquer on side of bottom compartment.
Gilding rubbed on each end piece.
Some rubbing to the corners.
Sold For £220
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