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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    A Sutra tray

    EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Sutra tray
    Edo Period (17th century)
    The rounded rectangular tray with interior liner and wood base, the sides in iroe-hirozogan and takazogan with a geometric design in gilt and nanako with applied copper gilt lotus flowers, the base pierced, the openings bordered by swirling waves, shakudo rims, black lacquer base
    30cm. wide


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    Tokugawa Ieyasu and his later family were devotees of Buddhism and much Buddhist paraphrenalia was made for the Shingon, Kegon and other sects during the Edo Period.

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