London, South Kensington
18 July 2002
A JAPANESE KOMAI ROUNDED SQUARE BOX AND COVER
INLAID IN SILVER AND GILT WITH A PANEL OF CHRYSANTHEMUM SPRAYS ON A TEXTURED GROUND, WITHIN A GEOMETRIC PATTERN BORDER -- 4 3/8IN. (11CMS) WIDE, SIGNED KOMAI TO INTERIOR.; AND A KOMAI CIGARETTE CASE OF RECTANGULAR SHAPE, DECORATED IN GILT AND SILVER WITH A DRAGON TO THE TOP, THE REVERSE WITH CRANES IN FLIGHT BEFORE MOUNT FUJI, SEALMARK TO INTERIOR AND SIGNATURE TO UNDERSIDE, IN FITTED BOX -- 3½IN. (9CM) WIDE.
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