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Lot 440 - A203AS Asian Art: Japan, India, South-East Asia - Tuesday, 29. November 2022, 04.00 PM

A CIRCULAR LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO).

Japan, 18th/19th c. Ø 21 cm.
Decorated with Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, one of the 36 Immortal Poets, in gold hira- and takamakie with pewter inlays on roiro (black lacquer) ground. The interior with one of his poems from the Manyôshû on cloudy mura-nashiji. Ink-grinding stone (suzuri) and damascened iron water dropper (suiteki). Assorted wood box.

Provenance: Old Swiss private collection, purchased around the 1950s (no invoice available), thence by descent.


CHF 1 500 / 2 500 | (€ 1 550 / 2 580)