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Inro by Nakayama Komin (1808 - 1870)

Portraits of Dutchmen

Gilded lacquered and colored lacquer inro with mother-of-pearl inserts 

Nashiji ground 
Signed: Nakayama komin kore saku 
6.4 cm

Antique inro representing three portraits of Dutchmen inscribed in a circle. One side is decorated with a man wearing a tricorn and a woman with a headscarf and a cross around her neck; portrayed on the other side, a man with a long nose, a typical feature of western people in antique Japanese representation. The use of green is quite a rare feature in Japanese lacquer. Nakayama Komin was active in Edo; he was a pupil of Hara Yoyusai and master of Ogawa Shomin.

 

Antique original inro for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: lacc-1135

Inventory Nr: 1135

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