• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 517

    Nakagawa Joeki X (Shoshin; 1880-1940)
    A Pair of Soft-Metal and Silver-Covered Ash Containers (Haiotoshi)

    (FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED JOEKI ZO

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Nakagawa Joeki X (Shoshin; 1880-1940)
    A Pair of Soft-Metal and Silver-Covered Ash Containers (Haiotoshi)
    (First quarter 20th century), signed Joeki zo
    Each melon-form ash container of sahari, an alloy of copper, tin and lead, and fitted with a recessed and reticulated silver cover; signature incised on underside of lid
    3¼in. (8.4cm.) high; 3 7/8in. (9.8cm.) diameter
    Wood box signed and inscribed by the artist Sahari akota haiotoshi isso kanamonoshi Joeki (Pair of melon-form ash containers in sahari by metalsmith Joeki) and sealed (2)


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    Joeki was a master craftsman of the Nakagawa family of Kyoto who specialized in metal utensils for the tea event.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.