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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    Three lacquer kobako [incense boxes]


    Price Realised  


    Three lacquer kobako [incense boxes]
    Momoyama - Edo Period (16th - 17th century)
    The first, a rectangular box with flush-fitting cover decorated in gold and black hiramaki-e on a nashiji ground with scattered hexagonal mon, nashiji interior, lead rims; the second square, with flush-fitting cover decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a nashiji ground with paulownia and foliage, nashiji interior; the third, a rectangular box with a flush-fitting cover, decorated in gold, black and red hiramaki-e and inlaid in silver with wisteria above fencing, nashiji interior, red lacquer base and sparse nashiji, copper gilt ring attachments, lead rims
    9.5cm. long, 7.5cm. wide and 9.2cm. long respectively (3)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Lacquer and Buddhist Works of Art

    Property from the Robert Moore Collection