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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    An incense container, a sutra container and a reliquary

    EDO PERIOD (17TH - 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    An incense container, a sutra container and a reliquary
    Edo Period (17th - 19th century)
    The copper gilt lotus flower bowl with flat cover surmounted by a flaming sacred pearl, the foot modelled as a lotus leaf; the sutra container hexagonal and copper gilt with engraved Buddhistic figures and inscriptions; the reliquary in the form of a lotus leaf supporting a glass sacred pearl containing various semi-precious stones, the copper gilt mount chased and engraved with flowers on a nanako ground, attached lacquered wood stand
    9.5cm., 13.5cm. and 16.8cm. high (3)


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    For a similar example to the first in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, see Anne Nishimura Morse, ed. Japanese Art in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tokyo 1998, pl.32, p.206

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    Provenance

    The first Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund