Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century
Lot 55
Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,027) inc. premium

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Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase) 19th century
Five kiseruzutsu (pipecase)
19th century
The first of bamboo, with brass hinged cover and base engraved with clouds, carved in low relief with a dragon emerging from swirling clouds, plum blossoms and bamboo, unsigned, 30cm (11¾in); the second of muso-zutsu type, lacquered with simulated basketwork and bamboo leaves of gold takamakie, an inlaid silver snail at the top crawling, signed Shinsai saku, 27.4cm (10¾in); the third of otoshi-zutsu type, of shitan wood, lacquered with a wild cat climbing a creeper-clad tree while birds escape, in gold and coloured takamakie and inlaid aogai, unsigned, 27.3cm (10¾in); the fourth of similar type, of bamboo, inlaid with a large sparrow and bamboo leaves, signed Ikko, 26.4cm (10⅜in); and the fifth of senryu-zutsu, of rustic wood, carved as a gnarled branch, inlaid in copper and shakudo with two flying bats, discreet details in gold and shibuichi, unsigned, 24.8cm (9¾in). (5).

Footnotes

  • 木彫・木製きせる筒 三点 (上昇龍図、雀図、蝙蝠図)
    蒔絵きせる筒 二点 (山猫図、蝸牛に竹図)
    19世紀

    Provenance: the fourth from the P. Adam collection; the fifth purchased at Glendining & Co. Ltd., London in 1947.
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