Asian Works of Art

Leonard Joel
333 Malvern Road
South Yarra, 3141 Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
[email protected] · +61 (0)3 9826 4333 · +61 (0)3 9826 4544

Date of the auction: 18.10.2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO SIGNED KYUZAN, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) A gold / bronze lacquered four-case inro, details in gold hiramakie of Karakusa (scrolling grasses) and Chirashi-Zu Kamon (Scattered family symbols). With accompanying staghorn netsuke. The inro 8.5cm x 4.5cm x 2.5cm PROVENANCE: A

Lot #: 1

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) On a black Ro-iro ground, with details in gold hiramakie, depicting a classic Akikusa (Autumnal grasses & flowers) theme and Praying Mantis as the moon rises above the horizon (verso). Accompanying netsuke of staghorn in the form of cut bamboo

Lot #: 2

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$1,800

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE CARVED RED LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) A fine inro carved in low and sunken relief with a gathering of scholars in a landscape framed by mountains and streams and bridge (verso), the ground in a diamond pattern; fitted with a carved wood ojime and ensuite wooden netsuke in the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ THREE JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) AND MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) The first a four case inro on a black ground with gold and polychrome makie Karako playing; with a chrysanthemum theme bone netsuke; the second a three case inro of stylised hiramakie chrysanthemums behind fences of

Lot #: 4

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ THREE JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) AND MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) The first a four case inro on a gold ground with gold and polychrome makie figure carrying a torch in ocean waves and on reverse a temple with steps going down to the water; the second a four case inro of ferrymen

Lot #: 5

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$2,000

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) The first a four case inro depicting a boy flying a kite in a form of a cat and a large brown bag with a small mouse and the reverse with a man who has caught a giant TAI (Snapper) fish, all in polychrome hiramakie relief and accompany wood netsuke

Lot #: 6

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867), 19TH CENTURY Early four case inro with dragon design in gold hiramakie and red kirikane highlights, cloisonne enamel ojime and attractive rootwood netsuke. The inro 9.5cm x 5cm PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of Inro and Japanese accessories

Lot #: 7

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) A four case inro on a gold ground depicting an old woman pouring a horse out of a gourd with foliage and mountain scene on reverse in hiramakie relief. The netsuke in staghorn of a stylised chrysanthemum. The inro 9cm x 5cm PROVENANCE: A Private

Lot #: 8

Estimate: A$900 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) The first, an early three case inro on a dark ground of a tiger crouching on the ground in a bamboo forest with accompanying wood netsuke; the second a four case inro on a Kinji ground showing a classic dragon in clouds and Mount Fuji theme (verso

Lot #: 9

Estimate: A$800 - A$900

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) The first a three case inro depicting a hawk standing on a tree hunting a small flying bird with staghorn netsuke of a performer; the second a four case inro on a dark and nashiji ground with a ghostly figure and wind coming out of his mouth and

Lot #: 10

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,000

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EARLY 19TH CENTURY An early and fine five case inro, of slender form depicting a theme of horses and pines rendered in hiramakie, takamakie and kirikane; with fine ensuite hexagonal hako netsuke. The inro 9.5cm x 3.5cm PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of Inro and Japanese

Lot #: 11

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867), 19TH CENTURY Tapered form and with four cases, a quality inro decorated with hiramakie and takamakie horses and pines on a kinji ground with sparse nashiji; the netsuke in staghorn. The inro 8.5cm x 6cm PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of Inro and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO SIGNED JOKASAI (1811-1879) A fine four case scalloped inro on black ground and featuring stylised chrysanthemums in hiramakie; the netsuke in stag horn. The inro 7cm x 6cm PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of Inro and Japanese accessories. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Condition

Lot #: 13

Estimate: A$1,000 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) The first a four case inro depicting manchurian cranes in hiramakie and takamakie on a gold ground flying across a fast flowing river; with a bone netsuke of a stylised chrysanthemum; the second a three case gold inro in togidashi technique of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: A$900 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867), 19TH CENTURY A three case inro on a black background, abalone shell inlay and gold hiramakie of a river scene and two boats docked on shore; accompanying lacquer hako netsuke. The inro 8cm x 6 cm PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of Inro and Japanese

Lot #: 15

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,000

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867), 18TH CENTURY The first an early three case inro of a Buddhist holy man atop a packhorse in low relief lacquer and a deer horn Ryusa style netsuke; the second a four case inro based on a Tsukushi (Horsetail) design with gold, red lacquer on a black

Lot #: 16

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ TWO JAPANESE LACQUER INRO EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) The first a striking four case design of Sanskrit characters in red and black lacquer with accompanying netsuke of a mokugyo (temple bell); the second a four case inro on a dark ground and polychrome lacquers depicting a cockerel standing on a

Lot #: 17

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ FIVE JAPANESE RED LACQUER KOGO (INCENSE CONTAINERS) A collection of five Cinnabar carved lacquer Kogo. The first of concentric circles; the second a peony sitting atop a finely carved ground; the third (centre), deeply carved in typical guri-bori with a symmetrical scroll design; the fourth

Lot #: 18

Estimate: A$400 - A$600

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE LACQUER COMBS AND HAIRPINS 20TH CENTURY A collection of eight matching sets of lacquer combs and hairpins in a range of techniques including Raden (Shell inlay), Gold Hiramakie (low relief lacquer) and polychrome application. Together with four other combs and one hair

Lot #: 19

Estimate: A$400 - A$600

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE GENTLEMANS OBJECTS The first a burlwood tobacco pouch (top left); the second a lotus theme covered box in wood; the third a small wooden Yatate (travelling calligraphy inkwell) in the shape of a pipe; the fourth a bamboo container for calligraphy brush and matching

Lot #: 20

Estimate: A$400 - A$600

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS EARLY 20TH CENTURY The first a dark rattan kiseruzutsu (pipe case) with pipe and burlwood tonkotsu (tobacco pouch); the second a caramel rattan kiseruzutsu with gold highlight and pipe and natural burlwood tonkotsu; the third a rattan kiseruzutsu with

Lot #: 21

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,800

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY Three charming Senryu-Zutsu (single section) pipe cases in Staghorn with accompanying pipes and leather tobacco pouches with quality metalwork clasps; the other a lacquered leather pipe case with ensuite leather

Lot #: 22

Estimate: A$1,200 - A$1,500

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF FOUR JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS EARLY 20TH CENTURY The first a Wakasanuri pipecase and matching tonkotsu in the shape of an inro; the second a simple pipecase and tonkotsu in wood; the third a charming kiseruzutsu (pipe case) in black rattan with accompanying tonkotsu decorated

Lot #: 23

Estimate: A$800 - A$1,200

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912) AND LATER A collection of five implements including four wooden Senryu-Zutsu (single section) pipe cases; the first in wood with a dragon themed tobacco pouch; the second in staghorn; the third in red lacquered rattan pipecase

Lot #: 24

Estimate: A$1,500 - A$2,000

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY An assortment of three charming natural wood tonkotsu with accompanying netsuke toggles; the first a burlwood mixing bowl and dragon netsuke signed Gyokusho; the second a wooden tonkotsu with red lacquer highlight

Lot #: 25

Estimate: A$700 - A$900

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY The first a Senryu-zutsu (single section) pipe case of carved wood with a pipe carved to imitate bamboo and burlwood tonkotsu; the second a simple carved wooden pipe case and burlwood pouch; the third a large

Lot #: 26

Estimate: A$600 - A$800

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY Comprising two sets of kiseruzutsu (pipe cases), kiseru (pipe) and tonkotsu (tobacco cases) all in crafted wood and a yatate (travelling calligraphy kit). The largest 22cm long PROVENANCE: A Private Collection of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: A$500 - A$700

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A COLLECTION OF JAPANESE SMOKING IMPLEMENTS MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), 19TH CENTURY Three charming Senryu-Zutsu (single section) pipe cases; the first in carved wood from a natural branch; the second from a piece of dark polished wood (possibly ebony) and accompanying jar shaped toggle; the third a

Lot #: 28

Estimate: A$600 - A$800

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER KO-SUZURIBAKO EARLY EDO PERIOD (1603-1867) An early and small writing box; the lid depicting a hiramakie and pewter geese in flight over finely lacquered design of fishing nets; the underside in sparse bronze and gold nashiji; the interior with framework and inkstone (later

Lot #: 29

Estimate: A$2,000 - A$3,000

Date: 18 Oct 2021

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♡ A JAPANESE LACQUER TEMMOKUDAI EDO PERIOD (1603-1867), 19TH CENTURY Decorated to the top surface with kiku and kirimon. 8cm high, 16cm diameter Estimate $400-600 Condition: Minor old wear to the surface. One very small dent to the upper surface of the lacquer. Relacquering to the foot rim. Small

Lot #: 30

Estimate: A$400 - A$600

Date: 18 Oct 2021