Smith & Singer
49

A LARGE LACQUER REBUNKO, MEIJI PERIOD

(3)

Estimate $2,500 – $3,500

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Alternate Views

of rounded rectangular form, the top and sides decorated in hiramaki-e and kirikane with differently shaped vignettes of gardens and landscape scenes reserved on the nashiji ground, the interior of the cover similarly decorated with flowers growing beside a fence near a meandering stream, fitted with a shallow tray on the interior

(3)
16 cm high, 43 cm long, 34 cm deep

Provenance

Dame Merlin Myer DBE, Melbourne
Martin Cook Antiques, Sydney, 12 November 1993
Private Collection, Sydney

Condition Report

A crack extending up one corner of the box from the base to the rim, some slight surface wear to the gilt rims, a small surface loss to the gilt lacquer approx 0.8cm on one of the fan shaped vignette on the cover. Some shallow chips and wear to the lacquer around the edges of the base and underside, particularly at the corners.

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