Japanese & Korean Art - Lot 823

A JAPANESE LACQUER FOUR-HANDLED WASHBASIN, TSUNODARAI

EDO 1615-1868

The circular wood body decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e with twisted wisteria mon on a black lacquer ground, raised on a short foot with scrolling foliage, the handles with shakudo nanako metal mounts with stylised flowers and further mon, 22cm x 44cm x 65cm.

Provenance: from the collection of Michael Pitt-Rivers (1917-1999), by repute.

This washbasin was probably part of a konrei chodo, a lady's lacquer toilet set traditionally offered at weddings.


Estimate: £300 - 500
Hammer Price £ 700

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