Bonhams Auctions Sets Records for Inro and Netsuke

. November 10, 2011

The world records for inro (traditional Japanese case consisting of nested boxes) and netsuke (miniature carving) sold at auction have both been broken during the sale of the Harriet Szechenyi Collection of Japanese Art that took place at Bonhams, New Bond Street on November 8th. The sale realised £4.6 million with 87% sold by lot and 96% by value.Single-case lacquer inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period. Photo: Bonhams.
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