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Japanese Gold-Lacqured Kobako with Tray
Japanese Gold-Lacqured Kobako with Tray
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An enchanting Japanese kobako of rectangular form beautifully layered with multiple gold lacquers, its image of floating open fans and spring flowers along a stylized stream revealed through clouds of sprinkled gold dust. Designed Inside with an elegant tray with an asymmetrical image of two Manchurian cranes atop gnarled pine trees on a kinji ground. Mounted with silver rims, the interior is embellished with dense amber-colored nashiji. This fine kobako comes with its tomobako, and is in excell... Click for details
Japanese Red Lacquered Plate with Chili Peppers
Japanese Red Lacquered Plate with Chili Peppers
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A large footed, shallow bowl of vibrant red, gold and silver lacquer with a highly unusual theme of succulent chili peppers arranged in a spontaneous manner. The chili peppers are worked in takazogan (high relief) with wrinkly skins naturalistically treated. On the reverse, an assortment of mon (crests) in gold and black lacquer provides a more formal motif. (This rare lacquer bowl was formerly owned by the noted physician, William Sturgis Bigelow, a major collector of Japanese art during the Me... Click for details
A Three-Case Inro Illustrating Six of the One Hundred Poets
A Three-Case Inro Illustrating Six of the One Hundred Poets
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A fine nashiji-ground, three-case inro with two round medallions, front and reverse, illustrating six of the one hundred poets in gold, silver and red –colored lacquers on a gold-sprinkled ground. Attached to the inro an adjustable purple silk string bears an amber ojime. This superb gold-lacquered inro is in excellent condition with only minimal wear to the silver lacquer, commensurate with age and use. Length: 2.75” , width: 3” Edo Period, Japan
Lacquer Kogo Formed as a Koto
Lacquer Kogo Formed as a Koto
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This is a lacquer kogo (box) finely modeled as a thirteen-stringed koto, Japan's national instrument. The kogo exhibits its strings and movable bridges in gold and red-colored lacquer hiramaki-e (low relief). This exquisite lacquer work is executed in gold and silver lacquer and simulates the grained surface of the kiriwood instrument, itself. The interior, a luxurious nashiji ground. The kogo is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Length: 6" Meiji Period, Japan
A Red-Lacquered Three Case Inro with Cockereal
A Red-Lacquered Three Case Inro with Cockereal
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A finely executed three-case lacquer inro with cockerel inlaid with mother-of-pearl and metals in rimpa technique on red ground. Signed on base in maki-e, Ryuhei-zo. Edo Period. Published: Champaud Collection catalog.
Gold Lacquered Natsume
Gold Lacquered Natsume
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This is an extraordinary gold maki-e natsume (tea container) inlaid with aogai, or mother-of-pearl. On its body and lid, a continuous scene, intricately executed, shows chrysanthemums blossoming over a checkerboard fence. The interior is done in dense nashiji "pear-skin" technique. With original fitted kiri-wood box. The natsume is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or restoration. Height: 2.75", diameter: 2.75" Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period, Japan
Gold Lacquered Suzuribako Designed with Mt. Yoshino
Gold Lacquered Suzuribako Designed with Mt. Yoshino
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A richly-lacquered gold suzuribako designed with the noted Mt. Yoshino site famous for its cherry blossom display during Japan’s sakura-viewing season. The kinji cover of this scholar’s box is sculpted in highest relief in gold and silver lacquers of hills, rockwork and sakura trees. On the lid’s interior, brilliantly lacquered, are a teahouse among wild flowers, bamboo and pine. A silver suiteki in the form of double huts completes the imagery. This splendid gold lacquered suzuribako is in ver... Click for details
Gold Lacquered Kogo with Peonies
Gold Lacquered Kogo with Peonies
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This is an important gold-lacquered kogo of square form. On its cover, a circular inset of peony executed in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e on a kinji ground is set on a gold lacquered ground with mat-weave design. Stylized waves frame the surface of the lid and cartouches of sakura in gold and silver further decorate the cover. On the sides, shakudo and gilt fittings modeled as kiku on leafy branches are beautifully set under deco-inspired gold-lacquer openings. Interiors are designed in dense... Click for details
Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)
Gold Lacquered Bi-Form Tebako (Cosmetic Box)
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An overlapping bi-form tebako (cosmetic box) designed in hiramaki-e and togadashi. Autumnal imagery with mountains, streams, maple, pine and luxurious foliage adorns the exterior and sides, dense nashiji the interior and underside. Silver mounts and tomobako. Provenance: Signed on tomobako lid: "Gift by Empress at Hayama Goyotei (summer house), Taisho 6, March 3, 1918." This gold maki-e tebako is in good condition. Height: 2.75", length: 6.5" Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
Japanese Lacquered Kobako
Japanese Lacquered Kobako
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A black-lacquered kobako of rectangular form containing four smaller boxes and tray with handle. Decorated Somada-style with inlaid aogai and gold foil, a patrician lady seated elegantly within a boat views a fisherman close by. River plants float on the waters and a swaying willow bows overhead. The interiors of the boxes are lacquered with dense nashiji, the outside borders with random flower heads. (For a similar kobako, see The Harriet Szechenyi Collection in Bonhams’ Catalog, November 2011,... Click for details
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