18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A Set of Miniature Lacquer Furniture for the Girl's Day Festival (Hina Matsuri)
Edo period (19th century)
The set designed in gold lacquer against a roiro nuri ground with scrolling vines and open fans with gold-foil suns or scrolling vines and plum blossoms against a nashiji ground, the hardware silver carved with foliate scroll, the set comprising a palanquin with bamboo blinds; a book shelf (shodana); two portable tea kettles (cha bento) with a tea cup, tea cup stand (tenmoku dai) and fresh water basin; a rectangular lidded trunk (nagamochi), footed storage trunk (karabitsu) and a smaller lidded trunk; a storage cabinet (tansu); a set of accessories for the incense game (kodogu); a sword stand (katana kake); a toilet set, mirror stand, comb and comb box, kimono stand and tray, and water basin; a writing box (suzuribako), writing table (bundai), lectern and three document boxes (fubako); nine covered boxes; a stacking box (jubako)
13¾ x 9¼ x 11in. (34.9 x 23.5 x 27.9cm.), the largest (64)
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