5 - 7 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
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
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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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