Buddhist archaistic incense burner
Buddhist archaistic incense burner
Buddhist archaistic incense burner
Buddhist archaistic incense burner
Buddhist archaistic incense burner
Buddhist archaistic incense burner

Buddhist archaistic incense burner

SOLD

A two-case lacquer inro with a with a formalized lobed square reserve framed by a silver lacquer ground with a gold lacquer border. The inside of the reserve showing a fine red-brown ground imitating faded roiro below spectacular inlays showing Chinese Buddhist-derived designs of an archaistic incense burner inlaid in ceramic with a lacquer imitation metalwork open cover, with a red-lacquered nyoi scepter resting behind it. The reverse shows six large silver takamaki-e archaic Chinese characters dating it to the Kyoho period and with a cyclical date of 1712, 1772 or 1832, etc. The last two characters show the signature RITSUO and pinkish ceramic seal KAN. The inside with fine, dense nashiji. With a fine guri-lacquer ojime and a lacquer netsuke showing a hossu (Buddhist fly whisk). The lacquer netsuke bears an illegible seal.

HEIGHT 6.5 cm, LENGTH netsuke 6 cm

Published:

They are all fire and every one doth shine

Provenance:

Sotheby’s London, 12 April 1965, lot 131.

Dr and Mrs Melvin Jahss, New York.

Victor Topper, Toronto.

Thence Collection Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis, New York.