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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    Four lacquer kogo [incense boxes] and a tebako [accessory box]

    EDO - MEIJI PERIOD (17TH - 20TH CENTURY)

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    Estimate

    Four lacquer kogo [incense boxes] and a tebako [accessory box]
    Edo - Meiji Period (17th - 20th century)
    The first, a rectangular kogo with a flush-fitting cover decorated in red lacquer with Hotei and his sack, brown lacquer interior; a tebako [accessory box], rectangular, with flush-fitting cover, kamakura-bori style with chrysanthemum and foliage; another, circular, with flush-fitting cover, carved black and red lacquer, with a goose on a stylised wave ground, the rim with a geometric design, black lacquer interior; the fourth circular with flush-fitting cover, carved red lacquer, depicting a temple among pine trees and rocks, the base with a dragon and a sacred pearl and a rounded square box and cover in carved red lacquer with a panel depicting a bird in plum blossom
    8.5cm., and 11cm. wide, 7.8cm., 5.3cm. diam. and 9.3cm. wide respectively (5)


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    Provenance

    The first, Greenfield Collection.
    The last with paper label attributing the piece to Nugata Ichijo (1903) presented to C.J.M. from Joeki in 1907.