• Lot 92

    RARE ET IMPORTANTE BOITE COUVERTE EN LAQUE ET INCRUSTATIONS DE NACRE

    JAPON, ILES RYUKYU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    RARE ET IMPORTANTE BOITE COUVERTE EN LAQUE ET INCRUSTATIONS DE NACRE
    JAPON, ILES RYUKYU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme rectangulaire, en laque brun clair, décorée en incrustations de nacre et peinture or d'écureuils, grappes de raisins et vigne vierge, les côtés du couvercle élégamment ondulés, la boîte reposant sur une petite plinthe ; usures
    Dimensions: 12 x 45,5 x 35,8 cm. (4¾ x 17 7/8 x 14 in.)


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    Identical boxes with the same wavy edges and showing similar decorative motifs and technique are known in the Detroit Institute of Art and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This later illustrated in East Asian Lacquer - The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1991, pp.344-345, pl.163

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    Post Lot Text

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BROWN LACQUER BOX AND COVER
    JAPAN, RYUKYU ISLANDS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY