An ivory box and cover By Tokosai, Meiji Period
Lot 358Y
An ivory box and cover By Tokosai, Meiji Period
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium
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An ivory box and cover By Tokosai, Meiji Period An ivory box and cover By Tokosai, Meiji Period
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The property of a Gentleman
An ivory box and cover
By Tokosai, Meiji Period
Naturalistically modelled in the form of tightly-clustered hydrangea blooms lying on top of a bed of insect-eaten overlapping leaves, with a single wasp pollinating the petals and a ladybird and snail crawling over the sides, the stamens inlaid in mother-of-pearl, signed with seal Tokosai. 7.7cm x 14.5cm (3in x 5¾in). (2).

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  • 紫陽花意匠象牙彫箱 東江斎作 明治時代
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