A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
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A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,625GBP

Lot Details

Description

THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A LACQUER CARD BOX AND COVER CONTAINING CARDS FOR THE CARD GAME UTA-GARUTA [ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE, ONE POEM (EACH)], EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY


the rectangular box and overhanging cover lifting off to reveal cut-away sides, decorated overall in gold hiramaki-e with mon scattered among pine, plum and bamboo, containing two brocade covers wrapping 100 poem cards and 100 poet playing cards, the cards of stiffened paper decorated with gold leaf to one side, the other in ink and colour depicting various figures from the Tale of Genji

The box, 17 cm., 6⅝ in. wide

Condition Report

- Lacquer box with minor old wear to rims and slight wear to cover.

- The poet cards worn consistent with age and use.


"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."

Fine Japanese Art
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