05 mai 2019

A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century

Lot 142. A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century; 25.7 x 32.2 x 21.5 cm., 9 7/8  x 12 5/8  x 8 1/4  in. Estimate £200,000 — 300,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular box with rounded corners, flush-fitting cover, the wood base applied with engraved gold sheets, the top of the cover with a shaped panel of Tokugawa mon (crests) on a lattice of stylised lightning bolts (raimontsunagi) ground, the sides similarly decorated with Tokugawa mon against... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2011

Rare Cosmetic Box by Imperial Artist A Highlight Bonhams Japanese Sale

An important documentary inlaid shirokiri (white paulownia) wood tebako (cosmetic box) and cover. By Asahi Gyokuzan (1843-1923), dated 1912. Photo Bonhams LONDON.- A rare and important early 20th century cosmetic box by Asahi Gyokuzan is one of the highlights of the Fine Japanese Art sale, taking place on the 12th May at Bonhams, New Bond Street. Asahi Gyokuzan was a designated Imperial Court Artist and one of the most famous and influential carvers in Japan during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). The cosmetic box made of white... [Lire la suite]
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