A fine Komai model of a three-tiered pagoda By the Komai workshop, Meiji era (late 19th century)

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Lot 3297¤
A fine Komai model of a three-tiered pagoda
By the Komai workshop, Meiji era (late 19th century)

Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine Komai model of a three-tiered pagoda
By the Komai workshop, Meiji era (late 19th century)
Constructed of russet iron in four sections, each register with a base modeled as a veranda with railing and with hinged doors opening to reveal drawers of various sizes and decorated overall in gold and silver inlays, each roof with herons in flowering landscapes, cranes among pines, or phoenixes and dragons, the exterior doors designed with pastoral scenes and the interiors with flowers and birds, chrysanthemum drawer pulls, the adjoining sections decorated with geometric designs above scrolling vines carved in kebori, the base with stairs with additional drawers on either side decorated with stylized dragons, the lower edge of the base carved with crashing waves, the sides with lozenge patterns, signed on the underside in a square reserve Nihonkoku Kyoto no ju Komai sei and with dragonfly mark
14in (35.6cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a similar example with two tiers see Oliver Impey, Meiji no Takara: Treasures of Imperial Japan, vol. 2, Metalwork Part I, London, 1995, fig. 33.
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A fine Komai model of a three-tiered pagoda By the Komai workshop, Meiji era (late 19th century)
A fine Komai model of a three-tiered pagoda By the Komai workshop, Meiji era (late 19th century)
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