11 April 2002
A LOUIS XV GOLD-MOUNTED JAPANESE LACQUER TRAVELLING INKWELL
with the discharge mark of Julien Berthe, Paris 1750-1756
Rectangular box with convex sides, the irregularly raised lid and four sides of black Japanese hiramaki-e lacquer painted in gold and scattered with kirikane with landscapes and huts, the base with a gold and black hiramaki-e lacquer panel, the lid with swivelling gold cap engraved with flowers on a matted ground and fixed on the lacquer with a gold screw with handle sculpted and chased as a bundle of leaves, the gold mounts chased with leaves on a sablé ground
1½ in. (39 mm.) wide
With J. Kugel Antiquaires, Paris, 1998, acquired by
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-228).
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