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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    A Raku cake box


    Price Realised  


    A Raku cake box
    Sealed Raku, Taisho Period (20th Century)
    The circular bowl and flush-fitting cover moulded as a chrysanthemum flower head, decorated overall in gold
    19cm. diam.

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    With an authentication by Seisai Sosa (1863-1937). The box inscribed Raku Kichizaemon, 13th Generation potter.

    This cake box is modelled after an incense container by Eiraku Hozan (1795-1854) and dated 1828, an example of which is in the Kozu Bunka Museum, see Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto Ware, Ceramic Designs and Techniques of the Capital, Kyoto, 2006, no.236, p.232

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