• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1042

    A Wood Hearth Edge Made of Wood from Horyuji Temple (Horyuji kiji robuchi) and another Wood Hearth Edge (Kiji robuchi)

    THE FIRST NARA PERIOD (8TH CENTURY) WOOD, LATER ASSEMBLED; THE SECOND EDO PERIOD (POSSIBLY 17TH CENTURY) INCISED WITH MAKER'S NAME KYUI

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    A Wood Hearth Edge Made of Wood from Horyuji Temple (Horyuji kiji robuchi) and another Wood Hearth Edge (Kiji robuchi)
    The first Nara period (8th century) wood, later assembled; the second Edo period (possibly 17th century) incised with maker's name Kyui
    The first assembled in a square of four pieces of wood from pillars in the colonnade of Horyuji Temple, sawtooth corner mortises, interior rough and exterior planed flat, burned into the wood with branded reserve on upper surface with the name Horyuji; the second assembled of four slats planed smooth on exterior surfaces, rectangular corner mortises, surface polished deep brown to high sheen
    16¾ x 16¾ x 2 9/16in. (42.5 x 42.5 x 6.5cm.); 16 3/8 x 16¾ x 2½in. (42.4 x 42.6 x 6.4cm.) (2)


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