An inlaid miniature iron cabinet Attributed to the Komai company of Kyoto, Meiji Period

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Lot 216
An inlaid miniature iron cabinet
Attributed to the Komai company of Kyoto, Meiji Period

Sold for £ 15,600 (US$ 19,502) inc. premium
Iron works of art

Various properties
An inlaid miniature iron cabinet
Attributed to the Komai company of Kyoto, Meiji Period
Of conventional form and raised on bracket feet, worked throughout in slight silver and gold nunomezogan with extensive use of kebori for the detail, decorated with elaborate kacho-ga scenes and famous landmarks, including chidori flying over spumy waters, migrating geese and assorted butterflies, all bordered by floral and geometric motifs; the scrolled top with a shaped panel of a majestic ho-o, the reverse with a view of the dramatic gate (torii) of Itsukushima shrine at low tide in front of Mount Misen; the middle section with a pair of doors enclosing another set of five small drawers, unsigned. 21cm x 16.6cm (8¼in x 6½in).

Footnotes

  • 花鳥名所図金工小箪笥 伝駒井製 明治時代

    Provenance: an English private collection.
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