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$ 3,500

Fine Japanese Lacquered Inro by Yutokusai

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials lacquered wood
W. 2.25 in; H. 0.7 in; D. 3 in;
W. 5.72 cm; H. 1.78 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
Condition Good. Good antique condition with general surface wear such as minor rubbing, small losses of gilt and fine scratches from handling; minute dings along the edges of compartment from use. Seller Location
Creation Date second half of 19th century
Description A four-case lacquered Japanese inro by Yutokusai (Gyokkei), a lacquer artist active from 1845-1900 (end of Edo to Meiji period). The slightly round inro features a very intricate design with three unfolded fans on the front and two on the back: each reveals a vignette landscape scenery, likely real places in Japan. Using a combination of hiramaki-e and slight takamaki-e, the artist deftly created the pictures with fine details, rendering the inro as a miniature artwork. The interior was finished in Nashiji. It was marked on the base with raised Kanji signature Yutokusai. There is no rope present.
For reference of the artist, see The Index of Inro Artists by E. A. Wrangham. Page 61.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 412885
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