14 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 11,250
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
An export lacquer box
Momoyama Period (late 16th century)
A rare, unrecorded, hinged box and cover, with long handle, decorated in gold hiramaki-e, nashiji and inlaid in mother of pearl on a black ground with dragons and mon framed by various geometric designs, engraved copper gilt cord fittings, the interior lined in green silk and silver brocade and fitted as a portable knife box
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