OTHER LACQUER WORKS OF ART
An unusual and fine lacquer jubako (tiered box) and cover in the form of a chatsubo (tea jar)
By Nakayama Komin (1808-1870), mid 19th century
Decorated in gold, silver and slight-coloured takamakie with a continuous design of nine sparrows in flight among a bamboo forest in winter, the shoulder and foot covered with a simulated thick blanket of snow melting over the bamboo leaves, the neck lacquered with a band of stylised flowers, with discrete details embellished in kirikane, the interior of rich nashiji; signed Hokkyo Komin saku with seal Komin; with wood storage box. 31.5cm (12 3/8in) high. (5).