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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A miniature bundai [writing table], suzuribako [writing box] and bunko [letter box]

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A miniature bundai [writing table], suzuribako [writing box] and bunko [letter box]
    Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    The suzuribako with overhanging lid, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on a fundame ground, with cherry blossom trees amongst hills, nashiji interior, silver water dropper and accoutrements, the bundai and bunko similarly decorated, with silver mounts
    The suzuribako 5.5cm. long, the bundai 13cm. long, the bunko 9cm. long


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