• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 504

    A Lacquered-Wood Box for Poem Cards (Tanzakubako)


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A Lacquered-Wood Box for Poem Cards (Tanzakubako)
    Meiji Period (late 19th century), signed Taishin [Ikeda Taishin (1825-1903)]
    Slender and rectangular to accommodate the paper cards to be inscribed with poems, the box of polished wood with swirling wood grain and lacquered on the lid with gold and silver pine needles and with two sprays of nandina, the berries of gold takamakie-e and the leaves of gold, silver, black and orange takamaki-e and inlaid mother-of-pearl, signed on underside of lid in gold lacquer Taishin
    15¼ x 3 1/8 x 1¼in. (38.7 x 7.9 x 3cm.)

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