A PRESENTATION LACQUER TEBAKO [ACCESSORY BOX], MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the rectangular box and flush-fitting and cover with rounded corners and silver rims decorated in gold and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji and hirame on a fine kinji ground with ferns and bamboo leaves continuing over the sides, the centre with the mon of the Kan'in-no-miya, a branch of the Imperial Family
25.5 cm., 10¾ in. long
- Very slight surface wear to the cover and slight scratches to the base.
- Otherwise, good 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."
The Kan'in-no-miya was the youngest of the four shinnōke, branches of the Imperial Family of Japan which were eligible to succeed to the Chrysanthemum Throne. It was founded by Prince Naohito, the son of Emperor Higashiyama (1675–1710).