6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A Shibayama-style decorated box and cover, inro and kogo, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
the box of wood and the cover set within a wood frame and worked in bone and inlaid in mother-of-pearl and coral with some painted details of a bird on a perch and a spray of wisteria, sealed; the inro of ivory with similar inlay as well as tortoiseshell with sprays of flowers; the cover of the kogo with an eagle resting on a flowering plum tree, the box with insects and flowers -- the box 5 5/16 x 3 x 7 1/8in. (13.5 x 7.6 x 18cm.) (3)
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