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A rare nashiji gold and silver inlaid suzuribak, Japan, Edo period

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 EUR

A rare nashiji gold and silver inlaid suzuribak, Japan, Edo period

A rare nashiji gold and silver inlaid suzuribak, Japan, Edo period

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 EUR

Lot sold:

5,292

EUR

A rare nashiji gold and silver inlaid suzuribako

Japan, Edo period


the cover decorated with a herdsman leading an ox decorated in hiramaki-e and kirigane in gold, silver, brown and red lacquer on a nashiji background; together with three smaller lacquer boxes and covers (kobako), and a small round box and cover in lacquered ceramic, Japan, Edo/Meiji period

23.5 x 22 x 4.5 cm, 8⅝x 9¼x 1¾in.

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Rare suzuribako (écritoire) en laque nashiji et décor incrusté or et argent

Japon, époque Edo


le couvercle à décor d’un bouvier menant un bœuf à décor en hiramaki-e et kirigane de laque or, argent, brun et rouge sur fond; avec trois petites boites en laque (kobako), et une quatrième petite boite ronde en céramique laquée noir et or, Japon, époque Edo-Meiji

23.5 x 22 x 4.5 cm, 8⅝x 9¼x 1¾in.

This suzuribako is generally in good condition with expected light fading to the ‎lacquer and occasional bruises or nicks along the edges‎, including a small bruise to the top of the cover above the buffalo (visible on the illustration in the catalogue). The interior is very well preserved and complete with the fitted tray, inkstone and suiteki. There are a few dents and cracks to to the gold lacquer frame around the inkstone.

The four other boxes are also generally in good condition with expected minor nicks‎. There is a small repair to the corner of the rectangular box on the underside.

Please note that the small round box and cover on the illustration is in lacquered ceramic in imitation of Komai metalwork.


"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."

Please note that this lot includes a suzuribako, three smaller lacquer boxes (kobako), and a small round box and cover in lacquered ceramic; and the condition report has been updated/ #Veuillez noter que ce lot inclut un écritoire (suzuribako), trois petites boites en laque (kobako), et une quatrième petite boite en céramique laquée noir et or; et le rapport de condition a été modifié.