18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,062
Estimate USD 500 - USD 700
Three Pairs of Menuki, a Pair of Fuchi-Gashira and a Fuchi
Edo period (18th-19th century)
Comprising a pair of iron fuchi-gashira carved in relief with a swirling dragon among clouds, details in gold; a sentoku migaki-ji fuchi with a scholar in a landscape in iroe taka-zogan; a pair of celestial-being menuki in gold, silver and shakudo; a pair of menuki of centipedes entwined around halberds in gold, silver and shakudo; a pair of silvered-copper menuki of birds in bamboo
fuchi 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide (9)
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note that the correct estimate should be $1000-1500.
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