Lot 26. An Export Lacquer Medallion with a Portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, Edo period, late 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The oval copper medallion decorated in gold hiramaki-e [low-relief lacquer] against a black lacquer ground with a formal portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, the eyes and robe details inlaid in gold foil, the reverse with an inscription above a coat of arms: Gustava III tius Suecorum Gothorum Vandalorumque Rex Japonia factum 1788, 16.4 x 11.8cm.
From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean
Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE ENGLISH COURT