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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    A lacquer writing box (suzuribako) and matching stationery box (ryoshibako)

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), EACH WITH SIGNATURE KYUHO AND WITH SEAL NOMURA

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    A lacquer writing box (suzuribako) and matching stationery box (ryoshibako)
    Meiji period (late 19th century), each with signature Kyuho and with seal Nomura
    Each of the irregular boxes in the form of overlapping poem-cards, decorated with a scenery of a willow bridge and blossoming cherry trees by a stream; the writing box lacquered in gold and brown takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, kirikane, silver foil and inlaid mother-of-pearl, fitted with a slate inkstone and silver water dropper; the stationery box decorated en suite
    Document box: 16 ½ x 13 ¾ x 6 in. (41.9 x 34.9 x 15.2 cm.)
    Writing box: 10 ¾ x 9 ¼ x 2 in. (27.3 x 23.5 x 5.1 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION