Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 816

A PAIR OF JAPANESE KOMAI BOXES AND COVERS

MEIJI 1868-1912

With oval cylindrical bodies decorated in nunome zogan (gold and silver inlays) with musical instruments on a dense geometrical ground, one side with a yamatogo carrying bag inscribed saikiyo o maru ma in katakana, the footrims with a band of cherry blossoms, the lids with double gourds and vines and topped with depictions of notebooks, one signed Kyoto ju Komai sei 7.8cm. (4)

Provenance: from the collection of Professor J Norman Collie, FRS (1859-1942) and thence by descent.


Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000
Hammer Price £ 2,000

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