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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 446

    A large lacquered wood karabitsu

    JAPAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A large lacquered wood karabitsu
    Japan, late 19th century
    Matching to the preceding lot, the travelling box of rectangular form and raised on six tapering legs, all sides decorated with a compact design of large peony, carved in low relief and lacquered in red and green, the inside of the box lacquered black, engraved and gilt metal kanagu decorated with foliage, a large gilt metal padlock engraved with birds flying over waves, some wear
    85 x 120 x 84 cm.


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    Provenance

    Acquired by an ancestor of the present owners around 1900 in Japan.