A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koryu(sai), late 19th century
Lot 72*
A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koryu(sai), late 19th century
£2,500 - 3,000
US$ 4,000 - 4,800

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A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koryu(sai), late 19th century A gold lacquer four-case inro By Koryu(sai), late 19th century
A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Koryu(sai), late 19th century
Of lenticular form, bearing a kinji ground, lacquered and inlaid with a scene from a Noh play, showing an actor wearing a court robe and eboshi seated before a posturing actor in a shishiguchi role, in gold and slight-coloured togidashi, their faces of inlaid silver and the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed Koryu; with a shibuichi ojime of a shojo dancer with copper details; and a gold-lacquered manju with an actor in a shishiguchi role, in gold and coloured takamakie with ivory and raden inlay, signed Shozan and Shibayama saku.
8.5cm (3⅜in).

Footnotes

  • 能舞台図蒔絵貼付彫金印籠 銘「光柳」 19世紀後期
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