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Lot 2261
A pair of gold menuki By Yokoya Somin (1670- 1733), 18th century
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of various owners
A pair of gold menuki
By Yokoya Somin (1670- 1733), 18th century
Finely cast and carved as incense burners set on tripod karashishi feet and finished with crouching and seated karashishi finials, the backs with pins of male and female type (in-yo) supported with triangular (sankaku) joints, unsigned but attributed to Yokoya Somin
3/4in (1.9cm) high; weight 4.3 and 4.8g

Footnotes

  • 唐獅子香炉 金目貫 一組二具 横谷宗珉 18世紀

    Though this pair of menuki are unsigned, the quality of workmanship in addition to the presence of the in-yo ke with the sankaku strongly suggests the work of Yokoya Somin.
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