Inro, signed Shokasai for the lacquer and Shibayama for the inlays c. 1800 /1825
Minamoto no Yoritomo was the first shogun of Japan. Officially designated as such in 1192, he is often portrayed in the decorative arts as someone who, after his appointment, led a life of luxury while others were hard at work. He is depicted here sitting under a parasol watching cranes forced to fly in a race along the coast for his entertainment.
With a signed mixed metal ojime and a wood; lacquer and ivory netsuke representing a sit actor wearing a mark and holding a fan. 19th century.
An Inro of a slightly different shape but with same signatures and subject can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam NL
8,8 x 5,4 x 2 Netsuke: 4,5cm
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