31 March - 1 April 2009,
Price Realised EUR 9,375
A Japanese sawasa ware teapot and stand
Edo period (18th Century)
The globular teapot applied with a gilt rim, handle and spout, the shakudo ground with incised and gilt floral designs around the handle and around the exterior, each side with a large lobed reserve in gilt metal worked with a nanako ground and decorated in shakudo with cranes, tigers, shishi among flowers interspersed with a pagoda, the lid with a gilt incised flower-scroll on a shakudo ground and with a gilt metal fitting in the form of a fruiting branch, the hexagonal lobed stand decorated en suite, dent to spout
The teapot 10 cm. high; the stand 14.5 cm. diam. (2)
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For a comparable example see Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Sawasa: Japanese Export Art in Black and Gold, 1650-1800, Zwolle, 1998, cat. no. D.2.1. Also see Christie's London, King Street, 19 June 2002, lot 130.
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