Project Description

Lacquer single case inro by Ryusei 

Decorated in high relief takamakie over a gyobu ground, the snake’s underbelly in silver lacquer, the toad’s dappled skin in matte brown lacquer with patches of black and hints of gold

Signed: Ryusei

9.1 cm high

Literature: 

Christies catalogue, 28th February 2014, ‘A Unique European Collection of Japanese Art, Etomology and the Cabinet of Curiosity, -Valuation,’ for Mr Wolfgang Wasserman.

In the Christies sale, on the 5th December 2017.

no 37

MR2407