24 January 2007
A JAPANESE EXPORT LACQUER BOX
In black lacquer decorated in low relief in tones of gold, silver and red with mountainous landscapes, the interior with one main and two smaller compartments, one smaller with hinged cover, and decorated with delicate flower sprays, the large brass hinges featuring cockerels inside and out, the lockplate a double-headed eagle motif, raised on later claw and ball feet, together with two Japanese brushes
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) wide (3)
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See Christie's London, 6 April 1998, lots 187 to 197, for a collection of Japanese export lacquer pieces mounted by the Brugier Atelier and an explanation of the practice.
Please note that this lot should be marked with two asterisks (**). Refer to the "Property Incorporating Materials from Endangered Species" section on page 110 in the catalogue for an explantion.
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