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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    A Writing Box (Suzuribako) and Matching Writing Table (Bundai)


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    A Writing Box (Suzuribako) and Matching Writing Table (Bundai)
    20th century, signed Sekiguchi Shuho saku
    The writing box and table each designed in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and togidashi embellished with hirame and nashiji against a bright kinji ground, the writing box with a slightly overhanging cover with rounded edges and corners and decorated with chrysanthemums, bamboo and young pines, the underside of the cover designed with autumn grasses and flowers against a nashiji ground, the interior of the box with a removable tray decorated with a continuation of the design on the underside of the cover and fitted with a circular silver water dropper cast and carved as a chrysanthemum floret, the removable rectangular inkstone lacquered fundame on the edges, with two writing brushes, paper knife, paper pricker and inkstick holder, silver rims; the writing table set on four bracket feet and decorated on the top surface with chrysanthemums, bamboo and young pine next to a stream with rocky banks, the silver hardware finished with a finely stippled surface
    Writing box 10 1/8 x 9 x 1¾in. (25.9 x 22.8 x 4cm.); writing table 25 3/8 x 14½ x 4¾in. (64.1 x 36.8 x 12.2 cm.)
    With black lacquer storage box signed in gold lacquer on underside of lid Sekiguchi Shuho kinsaku and with red-lacquer jar seal Shuho and with wood outer box

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