GOLD LACQUERED CLOCK INRO, in the form of an oi, signed Murasada
Lot 2163
A rare gold lacquered silver single-case clock inro By Muramitsu (for the watch case) and Ed Juvet á Fleurier (for the movement) (19th century)
Sold for US$ 27,450 inc. premium

Lot Details
GOLD LACQUERED CLOCK INRO, in the form of an oi, signed Murasada GOLD LACQUERED CLOCK INRO, in the form of an oi, signed Murasada GOLD LACQUERED CLOCK INRO, in the form of an oi, signed Murasada
A rare gold lacquered silver single-case clock inro
By Muramitsu (for the watch case) and Ed Juvet á Fleurier (for the movement) (19th century)
In the shape of a Yamabushi priest's backpack (oi), the silver bamboo-form frame enclosing a gold lacquered silver saya with a simulated woven design and panels of phoenix and paulownia in gold lacquer, bearing a clock face in the center with the animals of the zodiac representing the hours of the traditional Japanese clock, the top of the case fitted with a removable cover into which fits a silver "bamboo" watch frame with a hinged handle containing a western-style clock with a gilt bar pattern cylider movement, with gold dial with raised Roman chapters enclosing gold foliage, opening to reveal a compass and scaphe sundial, signed Muramitsu saku and Ed Juvet á Fleurier; with inlaid lacquered bead ojime and natural gourd netsuke, unsigned
3 3/4in (9.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Carl A. Kroch Collection, sold Christie's, New York, Fine and Important Netsuke from the Collection of Carl A. Kroch, Part II, 1 December 1987, lot 163.

    Edouard Juvet (1820-1883) worked in Fleurier from 1844 producing watch movements for the Chinese market and later for that of Japan.
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