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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 Japanís sakura-viewing season. The kinji cover of this scholarís box is sculpted in highest relief in gold and silver lacquers of hills, rockwork and sakura trees. On the lidís 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 Bonhamsí Catalog, November 2011,... Click for details
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
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 chestís 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 Japanís 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 birdsí plumage is delicately defined and worked in silver lacquer, the interiors enhanced with dense nashiji gold flakes. Includes ownerís fitted kiri-wood box. This marvelous lacquer box is in excellent condition. Height, 5.5"; length, 5.5" Meiji Period, Japan
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