12 - 13 July 2005,
Price realised GBP 1,320
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,400
An ostrich egg
Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)
Decorated in iroe hiramaki-e with a peacock among treepeony and cherryblossom, fitted wood stand
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For similar examples see Exhibition Commemorating the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, Arts of East and West from World Expositions 1855-1900: Paris, Vienna and Chicago (Tokyo, 2004), p. 75, pls. 1-178, 1-179 and 1-180.
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