Inro – May Rain
Inro – May Rain
Inro – May Rain
Inro – May Rain
Inro – May Rain

Inro – May Rain

Price upon request

A very fine four case Togidashi inro, depicting a coolie struggling through a shower while holding an umbrella, bamboo staff and a bunch of Iris. Rendered in shades of gold on a Yasurime ground, the umbrella has a short line in sosho overlaid in black lacquer that relates to the Tango no Sekku (Boys' Day festival) in May. To the verso a cuckoo flying past a crescent moon with pine trees.

Interior compartments of dense nashiji and fundame

Signed – Shiomi Masakage

Circa 1800

Provenance 

Illustrated in Netsuke and Sagemono Omnibus, Tokyo 2008, no 138, page 64

Ex Mang Collection

Sotheby’s London 19th Dec 1967, lot 48

Ex Fisher Collection

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