THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR
A LACQUER SUZURIBAKO DECORATED WITH A FAN, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular with flush overhanging cover, the fan in gold takamaki-e, depicting a kirin [mythological animal] outlined in silver and details inlaid in coral and mother-of-pearl, the cover edges in somada-style with a geometric motif, the reverse decorated in takamaki-e, togidashi-e and nashiji with three Chinese boys playing with peonies in a field, the interior with scattered peonies on a mura-nashiji ground, the silver suiteki [water dropper] in the form of hanabishi design
5.5 x 25.5 x 28 cm., 2½ x 10½ x 11 ½ in.
- 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."