Categories: Lacquer (34)
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Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
Lacquered Inro with Prince Narihira and His Courtier
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A four-case gold-lacquered inro depicting the great Heian Period poet, Prince Narihira, and his courtier on horseback. On the reverse, a horseman and attendant race over mountains and streams to overtake them. Detailing in takamaki-e, togidashi and kirikane on polished kinji ground. Manju netsuke with scattered rice design on roiro ground. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajikawa Bunryusai saku. The lacquer is in very good condition, except for a small chip on the manju netsuke, owing to its age... Click for details
Lacquer Kobako
Lacquer 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
Gold-Lacquered Miniature Cabinet
Gold-Lacquered Miniature Cabinet
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A marvelous gold-lacquered miniature cabinet with multiple doors and drawers fashioned with silver fittings, their interiors of dense nashiji. The cabinet sides are beautifully worked in low relief in gold lacquer with scenes of pine trees, waterfalls and cherry blossoms. The interior sliding doors and two bottom drawers are decorated with gold hiramaki-e plum blossom trees, the chest’s silver handles formed as pine cones. This exquisite miniature cabinet is in very good condition with minor s... Click for details
Japanese Black-Lacquered Inro with Picnic Scene
Japanese Black-Lacquered Inro with Picnic Scene
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A three-case black-lacquered inro with a geisha serving two men sake and sweets under a spreading sakura tree, mountains rising in the background. On the reverse, a hunter regards a deer scrambling through the woods. This lovely inro with colored lacquers and amber ojime is in excellent condition with only a minor rubbing to the top side of the first compartment. Signed on base in gold lacquer, Kajitoshi saku. Early Edo Period, Japan.
A Maki-e Box with Chidori
A Maki-e Box with Chidori
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A maki-e box portraying one of Japan’s most beloved birds, the chidori (plover). Here, the plovers flitter among harvested rice and wild flowers, a stream on a polished kinji ground along the sides. The birds’ plumage is delicately defined and worked in silver lacquer, the interiors enhanced with dense nashiji gold flakes. Includes owner’s fitted kiri-wood box. This marvelous lacquer box is in excellent condition. Height, 5.5"; length, 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Lacquered Picnic Set
Japanese Lacquered Picnic Set
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An impressive gold and color lacquered picnic set housed in a rectangular carrying case. Comprised of a four-part bentobako, tokkuri, large serving tray and four smaller trays, each piece is decorated with motifs of bamboo leaves, plovers-in-flight, seashells and birds amid waves .Overall condition is very good with only minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Height: 11” Includes wooden storage box. Edo Period, 19th Century, Japan
Small Gold-Lacquered Incense Box
Small Gold-Lacquered Incense Box
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An exquisite small, gold-lacquered covered incense box with leafy tendrils surrounded by clouds on a kinji ground. Accents are rendered in gold kirikane and silver with dense nashiji interiors. At the top right-hand corner a Tale of Genji chapter mon is worked in relief.(This box probably was part of a set prepared for a lady’s wedding trousseau).This gold-lacquer box is in excellent condition with a museum’s accession number on the bottom. Provenance: Toledo Museum collection. Length: 2”, wid... Click for details
Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume
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An exquisite gold and black lacquer natsume with two long-armed gibbons nestled among cascading branches of a mature tree, its interiors in black lacquer with sprinkled gold. The saru, or monkey, a beloved creature often found in Japanese legend and folklore frequently is rendered by the Japanese artist engaged in humanistic and humorous pursuits. This fine lacquered natsume is in excellent condition and Includes double wooden storage boxes. Height: 2.25”, width: 3.25” Showa Period, Japan
A Gold-Lacquer Miniature Scholar's Set
A Gold-Lacquer Miniature Scholar's Set
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A gold-lacquer miniature scholar’s set consisting of a writing box (suzurabako), document box (ryoshibako) and writing table (bundai). The set is designed with temples, pine and blossoming sakura among hillsides with meandering streams; the writing table, decorated with silver fittings and similar imagery; the writing box complete, with a set of writing implements and water dropper (suiteki). This collector’s set is in excellent condition with no problems – a marvel in miniature. Dimensions for... Click for details
Gold-Lacquer Smoking Set formed as a carriage
Gold-Lacquer Smoking Set formed as a carriage
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A rare, gold-lacquer smoking set formed as a Heian-style carriage with twined handle and flowing tassels executed in Japanese silver. Decorated in several tones of gold in high and low relief, it has wheels on both sides, a single drawer with silver floral pull, and two silver containers with removable covers engraved, “Jungin” (pure silver). The carriage holds a silver brazier with opening for a pipe and a slender silver receptacle for ashes. This unique piece is in excellent condition with ... Click for details
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