• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7622

    Japanese Art and Design

    11 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A cloisonné enamel scent bottle

    SIGNED KYOTO NAMIKAWA [WORKSHOP OF NAMIKAWA YASUYUKI, 1845-1927], MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A cloisonné enamel scent bottle
    Signed Kyoto Namikawa [workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki, 1845-1927], Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    Worked in gilt and silver wire and various coloured enamels with a panel of butterflies amongst scrolling vines and flowers on a yellow ground, the reverse with a butterfly over chrysanthemums on a blue ground, the sides with floret lozenges, brass mounts
    8cm. high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    For similar examples see the design book of Nakahara Tessan, Kyo Shippo Monyo-Shu, (Tokyo, 1979), p.180-1

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN