A gold lacquer rectangular kobako (small box) and cover Meiji Period
Lot 402*
A gold lacquer rectangular kobako (small box) and cover Meiji Period
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
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Property from a Swiss private collection
(Lots 402-409)
A gold lacquer rectangular kobako (small box) and cover
Meiji Period
Decorated in gold and slight coloured takamakie with a thatched building set within sparsely pine-clad rocky outcrops of a small island, 2.5cm x 8.5cm x 5.3cm (1in x 3 9/16in x 2 1/16in), containing within two fitted ensuite boxes and covers, in the form of traditionally bound books entitled volume one and two from the Kokin Wakashu (Collected poems of Ancient and Modern Times), both boxes 1.6cm x 4.6cm x 3.9cm (5/8in x 1¾in x 1½in); all the interiors and undersides of rich nashiji. (6).

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  • 海辺家屋図蒔絵小箱 無銘 明治時代
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