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FOUR METAL KANZASHI (HAIRPINS)

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Comprising an iron hairpin flat-inlaid with gold showing a butterfly and flowers as well as floral and geometric designs in nonume zogan typical of the Komai style; a finely crafted gilt and silvered metal hairpin with coral beads depicting everything needed for a tea ceremony, including chawan, chazen (teawhisk), a feather for charcoal, ume (plum) blossoms, and a tsetsubin (tea kettle); and two gilt and silvered metal hairpins with coral beads, the ends in the form of lotus flowers with leaves and blossoms.

LENGTH 23 cm (the longest)
WEIGHT 87.5 g (total)

Condition: Very good condition with minor surface wear, small dents, some wear to gilt.
Provenance: From the collection of Oscar Gustaf Björck (1860-1929), Stockholm, painter and professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.

Starting price
€400
Estimate
€800
 

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Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Comprising an iron hairpin flat-inlaid with gold showing a butterfly and flowers as well as floral and geometric designs in nonume zogan typical of the Komai style; a finely crafted gilt and silvered metal hairpin with coral beads depicting everything needed for a tea ceremony, including chawan, chazen (teawhisk), a feather for charcoal, ume (plum) blossoms, and a tsetsubin (tea kettle); and two gilt and silvered metal hairpins with coral beads, the ends in the form of lotus flowers with leaves and blossoms.

LENGTH 23 cm (the longest)
WEIGHT 87.5 g (total)

Condition: Very good condition with minor surface wear, small dents, some wear to gilt.
Provenance: From the collection of Oscar Gustaf Björck (1860-1929), Stockholm, painter and professor at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.

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Auction: Fine Japanese Art, Fri, 4th Jun 2021

We're honored to present our latest catalog of Fine Japanese Art, comprising 286 lots. The catalog is split into nine categories: Metalwork; Sword Fittings; Armor & Swords; Cloisonné, Ceramic & Porcelain; Laquer & Wood; Buddhist Art; Ivory Carvings & Inlaid Work, Okimono & Sagemono; and Paintings & Woodblock Prints. Highlights include two exceptional cloisonné pieces by Namikawa Yasuyuki (lots 64 and 65), three artworks by Ogawa Haritsu and his followers (lots 93, 94 and 95), and 10 suzuribako (lots 97 to 105). Worth noting is of course also the important Zeshin album (lot 107) depicting the five chief festivals of Japan. The sale also features a choice selection of eight Buddhist Works of Art, lots 124-129 are particularly important. We hope you enjoy browsing through our selection and are as always available for any enquiries you may have!

 

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