14 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 3,055
GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
A BOX FOR SHIKISHI [POEM-PAPERS]
Unsigned, Edo Period (Late 17th/Early 18th Century)
Of rounded rectangular form, the sides curving toward top and base, the exterior covered in lacquered basketwork, the box and lid both edged with a raised band decorated in brown lacquer with karakusa [floral arabesque] designs in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer], the base with metal fittings for tying-ribbons in the centre of each side of the raised band, the interior of both box and lid decorated with horses grazing by a river or lake with pine trees, in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e [high-relief lacquer] against a gold nashiji [gold flakes suspended in clear lacquer] ground, slight old damage
3 1/8 x 10 3/8 x 9in. (8.0 x 26.4 x 22.8cm.)
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