An extensive gold lacquer cosmetic set 19th century
Lot 395
An extensive gold lacquer cosmetic set
19th century
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,571) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An extensive gold lacquer cosmetic set
19th century
Comprising: a large mirror, 35cm x 24cm (13¾in x 9½in), a small mirror, 27.3cm x 6.3cm (1½in x 2½in); both with covers; a stand, 61cm x 28cm (24 1/8in x 11in); a fubako and cover, with removable ensuite tray, 12cm x 40.5cm x 10.7cm (4¾in x 16in x 4¼in); a water basin, 20.8cm x 52cm (20½in x 8 1/8in); a choshi (sake ewer), 21cm (8¼in) high, a portable cosmetic cabinet, 34cm x 30cm x 24cm (13 3/8in x 11¾in x 9½in); containing three lacquer combs and eight make-up brushes; three square kobako and overlapping covers, of graduated size, two nasume-form kobako, both with ensuite fitted removable trays and a cylindrical make-up container with integral fitted tray, the smallest, 5.2cm (2in) high, the largest, 8cm (3 1/8in) high; a netted cricket cage, 23cm x 31.5cm x 24cm (9in x 12½in x 9½in); a smaller rectangular fubako (letter box), 3.8cm x 21.5cm x 6.3cm (1½in x 8½in x 2½in), with two removable razors within lacquered holders; all embellished on a rich nashiji ground with a matching design of mura-nashiji in gold hiramakie; unsigned.
(A lot).


  • 金蒔絵化粧道具セット 無銘 19世紀

    Provenance: Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 8th Bt., Later 1st Baron Hesketh (1881-1944), sold at Sotheby's at Easton Neston, 17th-19th May 2005, lot 671.
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