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Lot 398 - AK0122

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Lot details

By a follower of Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747), signed Ritsuo no zu and sealed kan
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Of deep rectangular form fashioned from burlwood, the cover bearing a pewter-ringed circular panel decorated with Daruma meditating, in fine red lacquer and glazed pottery, the interior of roironuri, lacquered with a spectacular hossu (fly whisk) in red tsuishu lacquer and silver takamaki-e, containing a deep tray, lacquered in roironuri. Note the dark hardwood framework to the burlwood-veneered wood box. Signed RITSUO no zu with seal KAN.

SIZE 12.4 x 20.3 x 19 cm

Condition: Good condition with minor, age-related wear and miniscule chips to the wood, three minor chips to the pewter, and some cracks to the lacquer only on the interior.
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Arthur Kay, London, collection no. 863, by repute. Then in a French private collection.

Auction comparison:
Compare to a related box and cover with a similar depiction offered by Bonhams, Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis Part I, 11 September 2019, New York, lot 584 (estimate 8,000-12,000 USD).


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