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Lot *1202

A five case inrô with female shell divers after Utamaro

Estimated Value:

2.000 € - 3.000 €

Result:

3.373 € incl. Premium and VAT

Description:

Japan, Edo. Signed Utamaro hitsu Tôyô saku with kaô., 19th c.
10 x 5,1 cm
In gold and silver takamakie, hiramakie, red lacquer and a little kirikane two female shell divers on a beach under a pine tree on a black lacquer ground. The standing woman is wringing out the apron wrapped around her hips and holding a knife between her teeth. The basket next to her was filled with the shells. Next to her, a diver rests on a rock, playfully dipping her foot into the water. Sailboats and plovers on the back. Metal ojime in the shape of a toad.
Lempertz, Cologne, 7/8.6.2013, lot 934- Very slightly chipped, minor wear