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Katalognummer: JAP1119-019
MASAYUKI: AN IRON AND GOLD BOX WITH MAGNOLIA AND SPARROW
By Masayuki, signed Masayuki
Japan, late 19th century, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The cover masterfully inlaid in gold, silver and bronze with a sparrow (suzume) landing on a branch with a blooming magnolia (mokuren), all within a raised ‘endless knot’ frame. The sides with inlaid grapes amidst vines, the inside with massive fire-gilding and neatly incised family crests (mon). The base with incised pomegranates. Artist signature to lower left corner reading MASAYUKI and saku.

SIZE 11.2 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm
WEIGHT 671.3 grams

Condition: Fine condition with some wear and traces of use. The ‘endless knot’ frame is loose.
Provenance: From an Austrian private collection. Kept in the same family since the first half of the 20th century and thence by descent.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 1.500
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 750

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