Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case Meiji Period  (4)

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Lot 449
Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case
Meiji Period

Sold for £ 1,750 (US$ 2,332) inc. premium
Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case
Meiji Period
Comprising two worked in nunome-zogan (damascene overlay technique), the first of flattened rectangular form decorated with a long-tailed cockerel perched on a plum branch, signed with seal Kyo with 'K24' beneath, 15.8cm (6¼in) long; the third box decorated with a fishing village and scattered crests on the sides, the inside signed with the stylised seal of Komai Seibei, 3.2cm x 7.6cm x 5.3cm (1¼in x 3in x 2in); the third an oval tobacco box, the hinged cover hammered with a fugu fish and a sayori (Japanese halfbeak) lying over a bed of sasa (bamboo leaves) with a mixed-metal kagamibuta netsuke worked in gilt and silver takazogan with a bucket suspended from a stem of bamboo, unsigned; 1.7cm x 10.2cm (5/8in x 4in), the last a sentoku cigarette case etched with two confronting dragons on one side and egrets wading in an iris pond on the reverse, the inside of the cover stamped with the double-mountain mark, 9cm x 8.2cm (3½in x 3 1/8in). (4).

Footnotes

  • 金工小箱 三点 (尾長鳥図ケース、漁村図小箱、河豚図煙草入) 
    龍図宣徳金煙草ケース 一点
    明治時代
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Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case Meiji Period  (4)
Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case Meiji Period  (4)
Three iron boxes and one sentoku (brass) cigarette case Meiji Period  (4)
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