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Day 1: Important Asian Works of Art

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 10:00AM EDT - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:00AM EDT
Lot 49

Magnificent Gold Lacquered

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

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[Suzuribako] Writing Box in [Tomobako] Japanese, important and complete writing utensil box in raised gold lacquer, top with pair peacocks in garden of peonies with inlaid abalone to feathers, breaking waves over rocks and silver inlaid moon to inside top, silver rims, wave and rock-decorated interior black lacquered tomobako with gold and silver kanji referring to “peacock”, “peony” and “gold lacquer”, artist name translated as Togima Mitue Munakata Shikou, writing box 7-3/4 x 7 x 1-3/4 in.; tomobako 8-3/4 x 7-3/4 x 3 in.; with ink stone, silver boat-shaped water dropper two brushes, paper knife and knife file. Condition: both pieces in good condition. Notes: Please Note: Brunk Auctions provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. Provenance: Collection of Commander USNR (Ret.) Wayne S. and Mrs. Lydia B. Shiver, Asheboro, North Carolina


both pieces in good condition