18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
A Lacquer Box with Kurikara Dragon Sword of Fudo Myo-o and Attendants
Edo period (19th century), Metalwork by Goto Mitsutaka
A small lacquer box with interior tray, metal inlay attributed to Goto Mitsutaka, rectangular with rounded corners decorated on the lid with a gilt metal dragon sword of Fudo Myo-o against a red flame in red takamaki-e flanked by the attendants Kongara and Seitaka standing on wave-splashed rocks against a ground of takamaki-e lotus leaves, gold and silver kirigane and dense nashiji, repeated on the exterior with further bands of waves; the interior with the Sanscrit syllable for Fudo in a gold lacquer medallion set on a lotus platform and emitting celestial rays, the ground matching kirigane and nashiji; the underside of the tray and the interior of box and base dense nashiji
5½ x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8in. (13.3 x 10.5 x 6.2cm.)
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