A LARGE JAPANESE NANBAN LACQUER COFFER, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
of rectangular form with a hinged domed cover, decorated with chrysanthemums, pinks, and grape vines in gold, brown lacquer and inlaid mother-of-pearl against a black lacquer ground, the edges with a band of wavy lines, the corners and the front with finely engraved brass kanamono, the sides with loop handles, the interior in gold lacquer with ferns. Together with two keys. 3 pieces.
height 18 1/4 in.; 46.4 cm. width 27 1/4 in.; 69.2 cm. depth 14 1/2 in.; 36.6 cm
Sotheby's London, November 24, 1970, lot 257