Lot 27. A Lacquered Copper Medallion Depicting the Emperor Galba, 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 inlays of gold foil, with the bust of the Emperor Galba, the inscription reads: SERSVLPI. GALBA. IMP. CAES. AVG. P. M. TR. P. The reverse also with inscription, 14.2 x 9.1cm.
From the collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean
Christie's on line. JAPANESE ART AT THE ENGLISH COURT