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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 255

    A suzuribako [writing box]


    Price Realised  


    A suzuribako [writing box]
    Edo Period (17th century)
    Decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a black ground with a rare design of swooping birds above bird scarers, the posts and some of the scarers inlaid in mother of pearl, the interior with grasses and bamboo on a nashiji ground, copper gilt water dropper, slate inkstone
    22 cm. long

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    Saleroom Notice

    The detail illustrated is not 255. It is a detail of 258. This lot is sold as viewed.