18 March 2008
This lot is offered without a reserve
Three Pairs of Menuki, a Pair of Fuchi-Gashira and a Fuchi
Edo period (18th-19th century)
Comprising a pair of iron fuchi-gashira carved in relief with a swirling dragon among clouds, details in gold; a sentoku migaki-ji fuchi with a scholar in a landscape in iroe taka-zogan; a pair of celestial-being menuki in gold, silver and shakudo; a pair of menuki of centipedes entwined around halberds in gold, silver and shakudo; a pair of silvered-copper menuki of birds in bamboo
fuchi 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide (9)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note that the correct estimate should be $1000-1500.
The art that came out of Japan as it emerged from 200 years of isolation at the end of the 19th century, illustrated with works in our Pavilion Sale
The ornately carved toggles were once an integral part of Japanese fashion. Today, as expert Hollis Goodall explains, they’re the ultimate collector’s item
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets