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LOT 17 - AK0124

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Lot details

Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Modeled in the form of a clam shell, bearing a richly gold-sprinkled ground finely decorated to the top of the cover in iro-e takamaki-e, with some details in hiramaki-e, e-nashiji, and aogai inlay, depicting tea ceremony utensils including a chaire inside a brocade bag, a circular tsuishu kogo and cover, a rectangular box, and a feather brush. The base and interior of rich nashiji, the interior of the cover with a freely painted design of gushing winds in gold takamaki-e. The rims lacquered dark brown.

LENGTH 11.5 cm

Condition: Good condition with minor wear, light scratches and tiny nicks here and there, the rims with few minuscule shallow chips.
Provenance: From an old private collection in Romandy, Switzerland.

Auction comparison:
Compare a closely related lacquer kogo with the same motif at Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Art, 6 November 2018, London, lot 124 (sold for GBP 3,500).


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