Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis, Part I

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Date of the auction: 11.09.2019

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A rare blue-lacquer four-case inro

A rare blue-lacquer four-case inro Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Of lenticular section and decorated with two playful puppies in gold and silver hiramaki-e against a glossy blue ground, inscribed Okyo utsutsu (After Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), the interiors gold and silver nashiji with fundame

Lot #: 503

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Style of Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)

Style of Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747) A three-case inlaid lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Bearing a roiro-nuri ground, decorated in inlays of painted ceramic, mother-of-pearl, and pewter and gold hiramaki-e with a stag and bracken ferns and grasses, with a red-lacquer seal Kan; fitted

Lot #: 505

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Tobe Kofu (1888-1965)

Tobe Kofu (1888-1965) A gold-inlaid five-case lacquer inro Taisho (1912-1926) or Showa (1926-1989) era, 20th century The kinji ground decorated in gold and colored takamaki-e with highlights of mura-nashiji and kirikane, with the famous sumo wrestlers Kawazu no Saburo and Matano no Goro Kagehisa

Lot #: 507

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A votive box and cover

A votive box and cover Muromachi period (1333-1573), 15th/16th century Circular with a domed cover, the wood core painted on the interior in polychrome pigments and gilt, the interior of the cover with Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) seated on a lotus dais before a double flaming nimbus, the

Lot #: 516

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A small polychrome wood figure of Aizen Myo-o (Ragaraja)

A small polychrome wood figure of Aizen Myo-o (Ragaraja) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century The multi-armed deity seated cross legged, his garment draped over his left shoulder and falling over his lap in folds, decorated with dharma wheels and scrolling vines, the hair in an upswept style with

Lot #: 518

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT Korean Gilt BRONZE FIGURE OF CHIJANG BOSAL (KSITIGARBHA)

A RARE AND IMPORTANT Korean Gilt BRONZE FIGURE OF CHIJANG BOSAL (KSITIGARBHA) Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 13th/14th century The compassionate bodhisattva shown in the guise of a monk, seated cross-legged in meditation and dressed in flowing robes open at the chest, a long cowl covering the head

Lot #: 521

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Nakajima Mitsuo (born 1947)

Nakajima Mitsuo (born 1947) A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) Showa era (1926-1989), second half of the 20th century Rectangular with a convex cover and decorated with an overall design of overlapping maple leaves in red, brown, yellow and black choshitsu (high-relief lacquer carved in layers), and

Lot #: 524

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)

Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747) A Negoro-style suzuribako (writing box) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century Bearing a marbled Negoro-lacquer ground, the cover inset with an bronze-rimmed circular panel of a caparisoned elephant of gold and colored lacquer with a multi-colored pottery cloth

Lot #: 525

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Shunsho (active early 20th century)

Shunsho (active early 20th century) An inlaid lacquer suzuribako (writing box) Taisho (1912-1926) or Showa (1926-1989) era, early 20th century The rounded rectangular box decorated in gold and black takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi maki-e, kinpun, inlaid mother-of pearl and simulated pewter with a

Lot #: 526

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A fine lacquer suzuribako (writing box)

A fine lacquer suzuribako (writing box) Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, late 19th/early 20th century The shallow, rectangular box decorated in gold and silver togidashi maki-e, hiramaki-e, hirame and nashiji with a tangled spiderweb on blossoming autumn grasses and flowers, the

Lot #: 527

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Ogawa Shomin (1847-1891)

Ogawa Shomin (1847-1891) A fine lacquer kakesuzuribako (stacking writing box and stationery box) Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1878 The two-tier rectangular box with rounded corners and flush-fitting cover, the lower stationery box supporting the writing box, decorated overall in several shades of

Lot #: 528

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A matching suzuribako (writing box) and ryoshibako (document box)

A matching suzuribako (writing box) and ryoshibako (document box) Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century Each decorated in several shades of gold and silver takamaki-e, uchikomi and kirikane on a nashiji ground, the suzuribako decorated with cranes in a mountainous landscape

Lot #: 529

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$40,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kanshosai Toyo (ACTIVE CIRCA 1779)

Kanshosai Toyo (ACTIVE CIRCA 1779) A four-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century Lacquered on a shibuichi-nuri and kinji ground with a crow alighting on a withered branch against the setting sun, in black and gold togidashi maki-e, the branch of silver takamaki-e continuing on the

Lot #: 530

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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TATSUKE TAKAHIDE (ACTIVE 19TH CENTURY)

TATSUKE TAKAHIDE (ACTIVE 19TH CENTURY) A four-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Decorated in togidashi maki-e and kinpun on a roiro-nuri ground with swimming fish, the interior case black lacquer with fundame rims, signed Toshihide and sealed Tokei 3in (7.7cm) high Fußnoten

Lot #: 531

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A three-case lacquer inro

A three-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century Lacquered and inlaid with Hotei seated on his treasure sack and holding a staff, in e-nashiji with outlines in pewter and gold lacquer, the reverse inscribed with the signature Sesshu and with the seal Toyo in gold and red togidashi

Lot #: 532

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)

Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747) A three-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century In the form of a Chinese rectangular ink-cake carved on the edges with simulated chips, carved on one side with characters Horodai (Precious Dew Tower) in a central reserve surrounded by a frieze of ancient

Lot #: 533

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Ueda Chikanao (active 18th century)

Ueda Chikanao (active 18th century) A two-case circular lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century Bearing an usu-nashiji ground, decorated on both sides with Chinese pavilions among pine trees in a mountainous landscape with a waterfall, in gold takamaki-e, and gold and silver togidashi

Lot #: 534

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kajikawa lineage

Kajikawa lineage A three-case inlaid lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Decorated in two shades of gold and silver takamaki-e with highlights of kirikane on a ground of nashiji with South Sea Islanders harvesting coral in inlays of translucent horn colored lacquer, coral and gold

Lot #: 535

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A three-case lacquer inro

A three-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Lacquered in gold, silver and red takamaki-e and gold foil with a variety of butterflies, on a kinji ground, the interior cases nashiji 2 7/8in 7.3cm) high

Lot #: 536

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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An inlaid lacquer SUZURIBAKO (WRITING BOX)

An inlaid lacquer SUZURIBAKO (WRITING BOX) Edo period (1615-1868), 18th/19th century The small box decorated in gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and uchikomi, with kirikane highlights and inlays of coral and silver with a recessed fan-shaped panel on the cover with a moonlit landscape with

Lot #: 540

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A miniature Ranryo-o mask Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century Carved in wood and decorated in polychrome pigments and gilt as Ranryo-o, the eyes separately carved and free moving and the lower jaw suspended by a cord, applied with boar-bristle

Lot #: 547

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A lacquered burlwood mokugyo (Buddhist liturgical drum) Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, dated 1919 The bulbous asymmetrical and hollow specimen worked to closely resemble a curled fish, with silk pad and attenuated wood mallet incised with wishes for global peace

Lot #: 548

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A burlwood pipe case and tobacco pouch Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, late 19th/early 20th century The pipe case decorated with Fujin and Raijin, the gods of wind and thunder, in kebori and colored pigments, signed Tessai and with a kao, the tobacco pouch of

Lot #: 549

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A carved bamboo kiseruzutsu (pipe case) Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century The pipe by Mitsunaga, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century The light-colored bamboo carved in standard elongated ovoid form, the exterior half incised with a poetic

Lot #: 550

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A carved bamboo chashaku (tea scoop) Taisho era (1912-1926, dated 1919 Formed from a cylindrical stalk of bamboo, the semicircular upper half forming the convex handle incised in stylized leafy grasses, the underside of the hollow lower half displaying a lengthy inscription

Lot #: 551

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A seated wood figure of Nyoirin Kannon

A seated wood figure of Nyoirin Kannon Kamakura period (1185-1333), 13th/14th century Constructed in yosegizukuri (joined-block) technique and decorated in gilt over lacquer, the figure is shown in the posture of rajalilasana (royal ease), the right knee raised to support the right arm, the right

Lot #: 552

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A hyakumanto wood pagoda

A hyakumanto wood pagoda Nara period (764-779), circa 770 Of turned wood, the three-tier pagoda with a detachable finial, the body hollow to house a printed dharani charm, now lost, the surface with traces of gesso 9 3/4in (24.7cm) high Fußnoten Provenance Horyuji Temple, Nara

Lot #: 553

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A gilt bronze sutra box

A gilt bronze sutra box Kamakura period (1185-1333), 14th century The rectangular box with a flush-fitting cover applied with vajra, the sides chased, carved and hammered with lotus blossoms and scrolling vines and applied with dharma wheels and vajra , the interior lined with brocade 14 1/8 x 9 3/4

Lot #: 554

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A polychrome wood figure of Fudo Myo-o (Acala)

A polychrome wood figure of Fudo Myo-o (Acala) Muromachi period (1333-1573), 15th/16th century The figure shown seated cross-legged, modeled with the soft figure of a youth but with a stern facial expression, the upper and lower fangs protruding from the clenched mouth, a lotus crown adorning the

Lot #: 555

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Style of Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747)

Style of Ogawa Haritsu (1663-1747) A lacquer ryoshibako (document box) with biwa and chrysanthemums Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century The black-lacquer surface of ink-cake texture, overlaid in porcelain, mother-of-pearl and boxwood with a four-string biwa (lute), embellished with red and white

Lot #: 556

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019