22 November 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,585
GBP 500 - GBP 800
A Komai quatrefoil box and cover
decorated in gold and silver with a flower cart set amongst rockwork and flowering plants on a riverbank, within a trailing foliate border -- 4¾in. (12cms) long, signature in gilt to base; and a mixed metal rectangular box and cover, with inset plaque, cast in slight relief with three monkeys, the sides ribbed -- 5in. (12.7cms) long, signed and sealed, seal to base.
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