Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Four-Case lacquered Inro with a Procession of Chidori

Four-Case lacquered Inro with a Procession of Chidori


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1253107

Please refer to our stock # 06-262 when inquiring.
Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
View Seller Profile
1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022
Tel.212-223-4600

Guest Book
 Price on Request 
A four-case inro with a procession of kimono-clad chidori (sparrows) carrying banners and chests. The birds are delicately rendered in gold and silver lacquer on a brown maki-e ground. Reverse features a gold and silver-brushed clam shell in high relief under cascading sprinkled gold flakes. Each compartment of the inro is treated with nashiji, the matching ojime of silver and the chidori netsuke beautifully rendered in boxwood. (The chidori motif has long been a favored subject in Japanese art, these small migratory birds often associated with the warrior class.) This lovely inro is signed Toyo in gold and red lacquer with kao. The inro is in excellent condition. Dimensions for inro: Height 2.75”, width 2” 19th century, Japan