6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 1,000
A Suzuribako [Writing Box], 19th Century
decorated in gold hiramakie and takamakie with kirigane, hirame and nashiji, the cover with a young boy climbing up onto the back of a buffalo, the interior with a seascape and a pavilion overlooking the ocean, inner tray with bamboo, and another fitted with an inkstone and a waterdropper of copper in the form of bamboo -- 8 7/8 x 8 1/8in. (22.4 x 20.6cm.)
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