A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
 A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
 A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
 A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
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THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Sold:56,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR

A GOLD LACQUER IMPERIAL PRESENTATION TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], ATTRIBUTED TO AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871–1936), MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY


the rectangular box with flush-fitting cover, decorated with autumn flowers and kiku-mon [chrysanthemum family crest of the Imperial household] in gold takamaki-e with mother-of-pearl inlaid details, the interior of nashiji, applied with silver rim and fittings for a silk cord, the cover of the fitted wood box with inscription by Tomioka Hyakuren (Tessai) (1836–1924) 

14.5 x 20 x 25.5 cm., 5⅝ x 77⅞ x 10⅛ in.

Condition Report

- Fine condition.


"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

Provenance

Princess Kaya-no-miya

Catalogue Note

For a detailed account of this important artist, who was appointed a member of the Teikoku Bijutsuin [Imperial Art Academy] in 1930, see Jan Dees, Federn, Farne, Blüten, Japanische Lacke der Meiji- und Taisho-Zeit aus den Collections Baur [Ferns, Feathers, Flowers, Japanese Lacquer of the Meiji and Taisho Periods from the Baur Collection], (Münster, 2001), pp. 152-6, where pieces in this style are dated to the period 1908-1920.


In the latter of his life, Tomioka Tessai was asked to write commemorations (san) as he was highly-recognised as a literati (bunjin).

Fine Japanese Art
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