22 November 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 940
GBP 200 - GBP 300
An embroidered pouch with Kanamono, with attached small model of a foreign gun and two-case lac-de-bergaute inro
the hinged silvered copper kanamono (ornament) carved with a portrait of a Dutchman holding a flower, details in gilt, reading JHA and OGAI -- 0 7/8in. (2.2cm.) diam; the small model of a foreign gun, in iron, scrolling black lacquer and gilt decorated with silvered metal fittings -- 2¾in. (7cm.) long, paper label 286; green and yellow glass ojime bead decorated with swirls; the two-case lac-de-bergaute inro decorated with figures on a pathway among trees and rockwork -- 2 5/8in. (6.7cm.) high, paper label to interior 1359, (the inro with losses).
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