London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A large Japanese roironuri ground rectangular box and cover
decorated in iroe hiramakie, takamakie and scattered nashiji with a cockerel and hen on a drum before prunus and pine above a meandering stream, the sides with birds among flowersprays, the interior fitted with a tray and decorated with scattered nashiji roundels -- 16½.in (42cm) long, (damages).
See Colour Plate.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘