Gretchen Kroch Kelsch Japanese Lacquer Collection Sothebys Part 1

Sale of Japanese Art and Lacquerware 1981


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Sothebys-The Gretchen Kroch Kelsch Lacquer Collection Part 1. This collection of Japanese 18th and 19th-century lacquerware of the Edo period and Meiji era was assembled by Adolph A. Kroch. This important collection brought to sale has been featured in Cornet Magazine, the Journal of the International Netsuke Collector’s Society, and the Raymond Bushnell Inro handbook. Collection of 79 lots, all lots with images, some in color and some produced in black and white.

Excerpt of Lots: 1: Koma Koru; A lacquered wood ivory and silver study of a drum 2: Yousa; A lacquered and inlaid Manju 3: A deceptive and Shunga study of a venus clam 4: A carved Tsuishu part Manju 5: A Guri lacquer Manju Manju 6: A gold lacquer two-part Manju 7: Jokasai, A one-piece lacquered Manju 8: Chikanao, two-part lacquered Manju 9: A red lacquer netsuke of a Karako 10: A Lacquered netsuke of a girl fixing her hair 11: A lacquered wood netsuke of a dancer 12: A lacquer and metal Manju 13: A pierced and lacquered wood netsuke 14: A lacquered wood netsuke of a boy 15: A good netsuke shaped as a miniature Suzuribako 16: Attributed to Shibata Zheshin; An unusual lacquered wood netsuke 17: Shibayama School; an inlaid ivory ojime 18: Matsuki Hokei; A fine, unsual and large Tsuishu ojime 19: A red lacquer Ojime 20: A red lacquer Ojime 21: A Tsuikoku Ojime 22: A colored lacquer Ojime 23: A gold Fundame Ojime 24: An inlaid wood Ojime 25: Toyo; A four case gold lacquered inro 26: Tatsuke Takamitsu; A five case inro encrusted with crayfish 27: Koma Koryu; A four case inro depicting Eagles 28: Hisahide; An unusually shaped inro for the new year celebration 29: Koma Kansai; A wide three case legendary inro 30: Koma Kansai; A wide three case legendary inro 31: Masayoshi; An elaborate suite of Somada style inro, ojime, and netsuke 32: Kanshosai Toyo; An inlaid and colored lacquer four case inro 33: Shubayama School; A massive four case inlaid silver inro 34: Kakosai and Shibayama School; An unusually shaped and inlaid four case inro 35: Shunjusai; A three case Togidashi inro 36: Hisahide; A three case legendary inro 37: Koma Koryu; A three case inro show 38: Koami Inaba; A three case inro depicting books 39: Kajikawa Tsunesada; A two case macabre inro 40: Koma Koryu: A three case lacquered inro 41: Kajikawa; A four case inro with humorous decoration 42: An ivory three case inro 43: Kajikawa Hisataka; An unusually shaped two case inro 44: A lacquered and inlaid four case inro 45: An unusually shaped four case inro 46: Kanshosai Toyo; An unusual circular inro depicting immortals 47: Yoyusai and Haruaki; A magnificent inlaid three case inro 48: Hara Yoyusai; an unusual slender green ground inro 49: A wood three case inro 50: A humorous three case inro 51: Yoshinaga; A two case silver and shibuichi inro 52: A large three case silver inro 53: A striking Roiro ground inro 54: Oyama; An unusual four case inro 55: Jitokusai Gyikuzan; An elaborate asymmetrical four case inro 56: Matsuki Hokei; A fine three case Tsuishu inro 57: Kajikawa Bunryusai; A four case inro of Arhat 58: A tall five case inro with Roiro ground 59: A four case inro depicting a genre scene 60: Shibayama School; A four case inlaid inro 61: Koma Yasutada; A four case Hirame ground inro 62: A four case silver Fundame inro 63: Shojosai Chion and Ishiguro Masamori; a three case inlaid lacquer inro 64: Kofu; An unusual set of twelve miniature zodiac inro 65: Shibayama Mitsuhide; A large elaborate inro of gourd shape 66: An unusual Fundame figural Kogo 67: A lacquered figural Kogo 68: A lacquered Kogo shaped as a drum-Decorated with Mokume, Fundamae, Nashiji dragon roundels, and metakwork signed “Zenshu” 69: A small lacquered figural kogo 70: A lacquered ogo emblazoned with an eagle 71: A Togidashi Kogo shaped as a fan 72: A gold lacquered Natsume 73: A hexagonally shaped lacquered Kobako 74: A small square Kogo decorated with Keiran Nuri 75: A brown lacquer Kogo 76: A Guri lacquer Kogo 77: A Tsuishu circular Kogo 78: An elaborated rectangular Kobako 79: Koma Kansai; a four tired Roiro ground Inrobako


8.5 x 9 inches.


The book has creasing and wear to the cover.

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