Japanese three-case wood Inro, Edo period, carved with two dragons among clouds and a lacquer three-case Inro decorated in the guri technique- 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.
Inro carved with dragon opens and closes but is rather stiff. Chip at bottom if side channel. Large chip half way down other channel. Two chips at bottom of one section and other small chips.
Number of small cracks on other inro - possibly stress cracks.
Sold For £550
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