A gold lacquer four-case inro By Hara Yoyusai, late 19th century

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Lot 224
A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Hara Yoyusai, late 19th century

Sold for £ 13,750 (US$ 18,058) inc. premium
A gold lacquer four-case inro
By Hara Yoyusai, late 19th century
Of upright form, lacquered in gold and coloured togidashi with a Portuguese monkey-trainer, his performing monkey, wearing a short coat, shown on the reverse beneath swirling clouds, details of e-nashiji and inlaid aogai, the interior of nashiji, signed Yoyusai; with simulated coral ojime. 9.2cm (3 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 葡萄牙人猿回図蒔絵印籠 銘「羊遊斎」 19世紀後期

    Provenance: purchased at Christies, London, 1963.
    Wrangham collection, no.291.
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