A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD  - LATE, 19TH CENTURY
A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD  - LATE, 19TH CENTURY
A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD  - LATE, 19TH CENTURY
A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD  - LATE, 19TH CENTURY
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THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD - LATE, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 GBP

THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD - LATE, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 GBP

Lot Sold:137,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A FINE KOMAI INLAID-IRON OCTAGONAL PAGODA, MEIJI PERIOD - LATE, 19TH CENTURY


this imporsing pagoda, entirely worked in gold and silver nunomezogan, the top with hinged doors opening to reveal Kannon with two attendants, each panel decorated with the famous views of Kyoto, the middle part with hinged doors containing drawers with silver handles in the form of chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms, the rooftop surmounted by a treasure jewel and beneath the roof a decoration of bells, ginko leaves and dragon heads, the lower part of the octagonal form with geometric designs, the cloak of invisibility and a treasure sack, beneath a balustrade of butterflies among scrollwork

45 cm., 17¾ in. high

Condition Report

- Good condition overall.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Komai Otojiro (1842-1917) of Kyoto originally made sword guards with gold and other inlays. In 1876 with prohibition of wearing swords he started to make decorative pieces for export using the same techniques as those on sword guards.

Fine Japanese Art
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