Description : Large Japanese Three-Case lacquer Inro, Edo period (17th/18th Century), decorated in brown and mother of pearl inlays with Shoki beside bamboo, the reverse with an oni dressed as a traveller and with red lacquer interiors 12 x 9 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.
All shut properly however they are a little stiff to open.
Sold For £320
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