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Fine Japanese Works of Art from the Edward Wrangham Collection (Online only) / A black-lacquer circular suzuribako (writing box) and cover Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo), 18th century (4)

Lot 186
A black-lacquer circular suzuribako (writing box) and cover
Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo), 18th century
18 June – 9 July 2018, 16:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

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A black-lacquer circular suzuribako (writing box) and cover

Style of Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo), 18th century
The roiro ground lacquered and inlaid with part of a sailing boat and wind-blown reeds, in gold and red takamaki-e, gilded pewter, bone and shell, the bevelled edges with formalised waves in gold hiramaki-e and red lacquer, the interior of roiro, inlaid with three shells in glazed pottery and shell; fitted with a suzuri (ink-stone) and a suiteki (water-dropper) of white-glazed pottery, in the form of two Rinpa-style chidori (plovers); signed with an inlaid pottery seal Kan. 6cm x 22.2cm (2 3/8in x 8¾in). (4).

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帆船に葦図蒔絵貼付陶片硯箱 銘「観(方印)」 18世紀

Provenance: Grace Tsumugi Fine Art, 2002.
Wrangham collection, no.2193.

The work is probably by Mochizuki Hanzan (circa 1743-1790), the foremost follower of Ritsuo, and is very much in the tradition of his predecessor.

The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art: Part VI, lot 157.

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