Lot 4. A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

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Auction date:01.10.2020   10:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 4 | A LACQUER DOCUMENT BOX (BUNKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
Both finely decorated in gold, silver and green hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, gold and silver kirikane, and sparse mura-nashiji against a roiro ground with kimpun, depicting a landscape of blossoming cherry trees and pine beside a shore edged with rocks, irises and threeleaf arrowheads (omodaka); the bunko with a cascading waterfall and willow trees, some of the waves stylised with seigaiha, the interior of the bunko with a further scene of coastal pine with boats drifting in the sea and sails to the distance, various shells amidst the waves; the interior of the cover of the suzuribako with a Torii gate leading to a shrine in the hills surrounded by trees, salt-gatherer's huts on the shoreline with rising smoke in togidashi, the sky in rich nashiji, the interior of the base with two further pines by the shore, fitted with a slate inkstone and silver and shakudo water dropper in the form of two overlapping poem papers (shikishi), inlaid in gold with a poem and plovers (chidori) in flight, both with nashiji interiors, fundame rims
42 x 34 x 14.5 cm. (161/2 x 133/8 x 53/4 in.) (the bunko)
26 x 23 x 4.6 cm. (103/4 x 91/8 x 17/8 in.) (the suzuribako)

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8 King Street, St. James's
SW1Y 6QT London
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Preview10.09.2020 - 01.10.2020
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