A MEDIUM JAPANESE NANBAN LACQUER COFFER, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
of rectangular form with a hinged domed cover, decorated with maples, oranges, and Chinese lantern flowers in gold, brown lacquer and inlaid mother-of-pearl, each panel separated by borders of inlaid shell, brass handles and incised brass kanamono, the interior with gold tendrils on black ground, fitted with eight later light blue velvet trays and a key. 10 pieces.
height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cm. width 16 in; 40.6 cm. depth 9 1/4 in.; 23.5 cm
Sotheby's London, November 24, 1970, lot 258