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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A lacquer writing box (suzuribako) and matching writing table (bundai)

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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    A lacquer writing box (suzuribako) and matching writing table (bundai)
    Edo period (19th century)
    The rectangular box with rounded corners, decorated in gold, silver and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kirikane, togidashi-e and inlaid mother-of-pearl with a landscape depicting pavilions, fitted with a silver water dropper in the form of a lute (biwa) and ink stone; the writing table decorated en suite with chiseled silver fittings
    Writing box: 9 ½ x 8 ¾ x 2 in. (24.1 x 22.2 x 5.1 cm.)
    Writing table: 23 ½ x 13 ¾ x 4 ¾ in. (59.7 x 34.9 x 12.1 cm.)


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