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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 250

    A suzuribako [writing box]

    SCHOOL OF OGATA KORIN, EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A suzuribako [writing box]
    School of Ogata Korin, Edo Period (17th century)
    The rectangular box and flush-fitting cover decorated in gold hiramaki-e and inlaid in lead and mother-of-pearl on a black ground, with a stag among grasses, the interior with an inner tray decorated with maples and inset with a lacquered copper water dropper, the interior of the cover with a poem (see below) in gold hiramaki-e, fundame-rimmed slate inkstone, the deep box beneath in black lacquer, fundame and lead rims

    Treading the fallen leaves
    Okuyama ni koba tobu in the deep mountains
    naku Shika no koe kiku toki zo the crying of the deer
    Aki wa kanashiki sadness of Autumn
    32cm. long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN