05 janvier 2017

An Export Lacquer Medallion with a Portrait of Gustaf III, King of Sweden, Edo period, late 18th century

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... [Lire la suite]