JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE
JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE
JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE
JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE
JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE
JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE

JAPANESE SHIBUICHI & MIXED METAL SAYA INRO - BOYS DAY PARADE

c. 1880 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer fine quality shibuichi and mixed metal onlaid Saya or sheath inro , the single sheath(saya) outer case is made from Shibuichi and onlaid in shakudo , gold and silver amongst other alloys , it unusually depicts the boys day parade or procession and details a group of boys singing , dancing, playing instruments and holding banners aloft while one of the characters rides hobby horse, the outer sheath neatly houses a gilt brass three case inro whist the silk cord is held in place with a mixed metal ojime depicting Fukurokuju the god of wealth and happiness,the boys day parade is a very popular subject and commonly used on ceramics, particularly Satsuma , it is however very rare to find it on a mixed metal inro , a great addition to your collection !

The condition is used but lovely and original .
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Dimensions
Height 5.10 cm (2.01 inches)
Width 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
Weight 103.00g (3.31oz t)
Medium
SHIBUICHI MIXED METALS
Signed/Inscribed
1880
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
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