A mixed-metal kobako  By Unno Shomin (1844-1915)
Lot 2230
A mixed-metal kobako By Unno Shomin (1844-1915)
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
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A mixed-metal kobako  By Unno Shomin (1844-1915)
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A mixed-metal kobako
By Unno Shomin (1844-1915)
Of quatrelobed bombé form with the fitted lid centered by a takazogan portrayal of the 'Dragon King' (Ryo-o), the Bugaku dancer executed in gold, silver, copper and shakudo on a shibuichi ground and signed Shomin, all set within a gold nunome-zogan border of dissolving dragons, phoenix and ducks above further overlay featuring various Gagaku musical instruments, Bugaku hat and patterned curtain below maples and a stylized cloud band on the slightly tapering sides above short scallop-edged supports picked out with dissolving sparrows, the base signed Ipposai/Ichifusai and sealed Raku[ ], with a silvered liner
4 1/2in (11.5cm) long

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  • 舞楽図 金工小箱 銘「勝珉」「いっぽうさい」 19世紀後期
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