16th Mar, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Spring Fine Sale

  Lot 65


~ A Japanese Gold Lacquer Five-Case Inro, mid-late 19th century, decorated in takamaki-e with buildings in a continuous mountain landscape, the locations identified in rectangular cartouche
6cm high, with bone ojime

Inro decorated with maps including identifying panels became popular in the 17th century, an example in the collection of Mike & Hiroko Dean being exhibited by Barry Davies Oriental Art in 2002, catalogue no.87. Another example, circa 1775-1850, is the Victoria & Albert Museum, accession no. W.29-1952. A related example by Kiyusai depicting the Fifty-Three Stations on the Tōkaidō was sold by Bonhams, New Bond Street, 10 November 2016, lot 148

Sold for £750
Estimated at £700 - £1,000


Auction: Spring Fine Sale, 16th Mar, 2024

This Spring, Tennants Auctioneers is delighted to be offering for sale a fine and rare Chinese Celadon Jade Inscribed ‘Luohan’ Boulder from the Qianlong reign with its original hardwood stand. It will be sold as part of a Private Collection of Asian Art and European Antiques in the sale. The boulder, which is offered with an estimate of £70,000-100,000 plus buyer’s premium, depicts Luohan Ańgaja sitting cross-legged in a rocky grotto. View Press Release

Further highlights from the collection include a Set of Four Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Bowls, Qing Dynasty, probably Qianlong (estimate: £8,000-12,000 plus buyer’s premium), and a Pair of Chinese Porcelain ‘Nodding Head’ Figures, Qianlong (estimate: £4,000-6,000 plus buyer’s premium).

The collectors lived in London from the 1950s and acquired the fine collection predominantly from the leading Asian art and antiques dealers in the city. Many of the pieces in the collection will be sold with original purchase receipts. The items in this collection will be denoted throughout the online catalogue with a ~ symbol.

The sale will also include selected contents from Dutton Manor, Lancashire. 

In addition the sale comprises a small family collection of Renaissance bronzes, two good Iznik Faience Dishes from the late 16th/early 17th century, and a Private Collection of 17th and 18th century furniture including Continental and English oak pieces.


Sunday 10 March - Friday 15 March 11am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am

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