October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 188
 

188

Two Japanese silver okimono, minogame and crane, signed by Nogami Ryuki (1865-1932) 银制蓑亀与仙鹤一组 野上龙起造
Late 19th / Early 20th century 十九世纪末至二十世纪初

The mythical turtle with a long, feathery tail, its head turned slightly to the left; the crane designed in a elegant resting position, the details finely cast, both signed on the underside with incised characters "Ryuki", original fitted retailer's case for D. Kobayashi, Tokyo. Each approximately 6 ounces troy.

(Qty: 2)

L:(minogame): 4 3/4 in.

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Sold for $4,095
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

The mythical turtle with a long, feathery tail, its head turned slightly to the left; the crane designed in a elegant resting position, the details finely cast, both signed on the underside with incised characters "Ryuki", original fitted retailer's case for D. Kobayashi, Tokyo. Each approximately 6 ounces troy.

(Qty: 2)

L:(minogame): 4 3/4 in.

Property from a Private Collection, New York

For a nearly identical model of a minogame by Ryuki, see the example sold at Bonham's, New York, March 19, 2014, lot 3164; see also a similar example from the collection of Susan Tosk, exhibited by The Nippon Club Web Gallery, "Signs of Good Fortune: Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future", November 12, 2020- December 30, 2020 (https://nippongallery.nipponclub.org/Artworks/Details/124).

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