A rare miniature mixed-metal netsuke of a house and garden Meiji Period
Lot 120
A rare miniature mixed-metal netsuke of a house and garden Meiji Period
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,353) inc. premium
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A rare miniature mixed-metal netsuke of a house and garden Meiji Period A rare miniature mixed-metal netsuke of a house and garden Meiji Period
Lot Details
A rare miniature mixed-metal netsuke of a house and garden
Meiji Period
In the form of a rectangular container, with a ring handle at the top, bearing a formal design of silver, copper and shakudo, opening on three sides to reveal a single-storey house with movable sliding doors revealing kakejiku within, a garden outside in three parts showing a collection of bonsai, a miniature landscape with a bridge over a winding river between rocky banks, and a trellis with trailing Chinese bell flowers, all in silver, copper, shakudo and shibuichi, unsigned.
2.5cm x 5.1cm x 2.1cm (1in x 2in x ¾in).

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  • 金工根付 日本式家屋と庭園 無銘 明治時代
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