A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Lot 100
A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 19,391) inc. premium

Lot Details
A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century A silver lacquer three-case inro By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
A silver lacquer three-case inro
By Yamada Jokasai, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a rogin-nuri ground and lacquered with a continuous ukiyo-e twilight scene of a man standing by a gateway, carrying a lantern and talking to a woman who walks away, in gold and coloured togidashi, the reverse with two coolies carrying a kago, in sumi-e togidashi, walking past a willow tree by the gate, and the interior of red lacquer with matt-gold-lacquered risers, signed Jokasai; with partially-lacquered wood ojime of a rat on a basket.
7.6cm (3in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 男女に飛脚図蒔絵印籠 銘「常嘉斎」 19世紀

    The design probably represents a geisha being approached by a prospective suitor at the gateway to Yoshiwara, the pleasure quarter of Edo.
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