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Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century | Shibayama Box and Cover

Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century | Shibayama Box and Cover

Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century | Shibayama Box and Cover

Japan

Meiji period, late 19th century

Shibayama Box and Cover


finely cut mother-of-pearl, ivory and coral inlaid on lacquered wood

decorated overall with a profusion of flowers and foliage, including magnolia, hydrangea and peony, nashiji base and interiors, fundame and silver rims

5.5 by 15.5 by 12.5cm., 2 by 6 by 4¾ in.

There are a few minor chips and losses to the inlays, the corners to the interior with rubbing to the gold lacquer consistent with being opened, the silver rims with some lifting and light surface marks consistent with being placed,


"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."

This lot contains ivory or rhino horn and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory/rhino horn by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation. ‘Please note that where the buyer is from within the UK the lot is sold with no VAT symbol. Where the buyer resides outside the UK the lot is invoiced as if it bore the “†” symbol.’