18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,375
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A Nanban Lacquer Saddle (Kura) with Unsun Karuta Decoration
Edo period (17th-18th century)
Decorated in gold takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with European playing cards raised in relief and applied with gilt-metal porters within a circle, the ground nashiji
14¾in. (37.5cm.) long
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For a war hat (jingasa) with European playing card decoration, see lot 270.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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