Japanese lacquer four-case Inro, 18th Century, decorated in gold, red and black with a Samurai on horseback and two Samurai fighting, with a polychrome carved wood figure netsuke and bead 7.5 x 7cms- 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.
The interior of one section is quite worn.
One section has residue from reaction with lacquer.
The compartments open and close easily.
Two end ones are a little loose.
A few small chips to sides.
Rubbing to gilding on end compartment.
Crack visible where cap joins end sections.
Sold For £240
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