Lot 25. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Constantine the Great, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer], with details embellished with inlaid gold foil, against a black lacquer ground with the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, the inscription reads: IMP. CONSTANTINVS. MAX. P. F. AVG. The reverse also with inscription, 14.1 x 9.1cm.
From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean
Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE ENGLISH COURT