Japanese 19th Century three-case lacquer Inro with figures on a raised terrace on a black ground 5.5 x 6cms and a two-case Inro decorated with figures pulling a heavily ladened cart - 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 properly but a little loose
Smaller inro -
Cracks along length of ide channel.
Some small chips to interior of sections.
Larger inro -
Tiny dent in one end.
Crack forming at top of one channel.
Chip at bottom of one channel plus a tiny chip.
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