London, South Kensington
22 July 1999
A Japanese black and gold lacquer box and cover
modelled as a set of five albums in their case, decorated in hiramakie, nashiji and aogai with a central calligraphic cartouche on a ground of birds in flight above meandering streams -- 3.7/8in. x 2.7/8in. (9.8cms x 7.2cms), 19th century.
See Colour Plate 4.
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