15 September 2010
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Two mixed-metal incense boxes (kogo) with another covered box
Meiji period (19th century)
The first incense box formed as a drum, with light brown patination overall, inlaid in gold, silver, copper and shakudo on the flat cover with butterflies and stylized peonies, the rim silver, with the inlaid-wire mark of the Kyoto Nogawa on base; the second incense box of silver and heart-shaped, the cover chiseled with pine trees by the sea, signed... and sealed Shobido; the large covered box of disc form with golden-brown patination overall, chiseled and inlaid in gold, silver, copper and shakudo, with chrysanthemum and plum branches, signed Hashimoto Isshi and with kao
2¼in. (5.7cm.), 2 5/8in. (6.6cm.) and 3½in. (8.8cm.) wide (3)
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This lot is offered without reserve.
The inlaid-wire mark on the base of the drum form incense box is that of Kyoto Nogawa and not the Hattori Company as stated in the catalogue.
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