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Ryojo – A Japanese plate with a monkey and zodiac animals

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1910: Item # 1419530
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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