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A JAPANESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID, BLACK AND GILT-LACQUER COFFER ON A BLACK AND GILT STAND
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A JAPANESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID, BLACK AND GILT-LACQUER COFFER ON A BLACK AND GILT STAND

THE COFFER MOMOYAMA PERIOD (LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY), THE STAND ENGLISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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A JAPANESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID, BLACK AND GILT-LACQUER COFFER ON A BLACK AND GILT STAND
THE COFFER MOMOYAMA PERIOD (LATE 16TH EARLY 17TH CENTURY), THE STAND ENGLISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
The coffer decorated overall with cartouches of watery landscapes within mother-of-pearl borders, divided by flowered trellis bands, the domed lid enclosing a black-painted interior decorated with golden pheasants, the sides with carrying-handles, on a stand with pierced scrolling foliage with putti, the angles with putti emerging from foliage, on scrolled feet, the inner hinge replaced, with traces of the original purple silk lid restrainer, the stand redecorated and originally silvered, restorations to the coffer decoration
41 in. (104 cm.) high; 47 in. (119.5 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep
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This lot will be sold under the Alpha scheme. If you are an EU Purchaser, there is effectively no change: VAT is charged at 17.5% on the buyer''s premium ONLY on a VAT inclusive basis. VAT is accounted for under the auctioneer''s margin scheme. If you are a non-EU Purchaser: VAT, at 17.5%, will be payable on both the hammer price and the buyer''s premium. VAT on the hammer will be refunded upon receipt of export documentation by the VAT department. Non-EU trading businesses can receive a further VAT refund on the buyer''s premium directly from HM Revenue and Customs.

Lot Essay

Related Japanese chests are at Corsham Court, Wiltshire and in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem (O. Impey and C. Jorg, Japanese Export Lacquer, Amsterdam, 2005, figs. 320 & 339).

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