THE PROPERTY OF A LONDON COLLECTOR
AN UNUSUAL GOLD LACQUER BOX WITH INTERIOR TRAY, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
rectangular with flush-fitting cover, decorated in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and inlaid in silver with kodogu [a set of incense game utensils] including a koro and a three tiered box with floral design on a hirame ground, the reverse of the cover depicting a feather brush, the details in silver and mother-of-pearl, the interior of nashiji, fundame rims, with fitted wood box
9.5 x 19 x 21.5 cm., 3¾ x 7½ x 8½ 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."