A Japanese square lacquer plate with large lacquer brim with gold makiè decoration and twelve medallions with zodiac animals. An ivory plaque with a squatting monkey watching attentively a netsuke through glasses with glass lenses.
Polychrome mother of pearl, ivory, horn and glass applied inlaid in the shibayama technique, together with a refined miniaturization of the details such as for example the rope of the intro held in base with the fingers together with the three-dimensionality of the monkey that stands out in the center with the different heights of depth of bas-relief.
Back in nashiji lacquer and Ryojo signature within vase-shaped ring.
Edo Period 19th century
Sizes: 24 x 24 x 3,5 cm.
Condition report: Good condition