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

Bonhams London
New York

Date of the auction: 11.09.2019

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Toshi (Iizuka Toyo III, active 18th/19th century)

Toshi (Iizuka Toyo III, active 18th/19th century) A two-case lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868), 18th/19th century The small inro bearing a black-lacquer ground sprinkled with hirame and decorated with a horse tethered to an elaborate hitching post in iro-e takamaki-e, the hitching post inscribed

Lot #: 501

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Yamaguchi Shojosai (1893-1978)

Yamaguchi Shojosai (1893-1978) A four-case lacquer inro Taisho (1912-1926) or Showa (1926-1989) era, 20th century The red ground dusted with gold powder and decorated with a gold-lacquer panel of a young woman dreaming of lovemaking, in gold and colored takamaki-e, the reverse with a similar panel

Lot #: 502

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 11 Sep 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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SHOKASAI (ACTIVE 19TH CENTURY)

SHOKASAI (ACTIVE 19TH CENTURY) A four-case metal-inlaid lacquer inro Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century The rounded rectangular inro decorated in gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi maki-e and hirame against a kinji ground with Fujiwara no

Lot #: 506

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

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 set of Utagaruta (Poem Cards)

A set of Utagaruta (Poem Cards) Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century The set of 196 cards for the Hyakunin isshu card game decorated in ink, colors and gold leaf on paper with the various poets on one half of the set and their associated poems on the other, the cards held in brocade wrappers, the

Lot #: 508

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A circular suzuribako (writing box)

A circular suzuribako (writing box) Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Decorated in gold, red and black hiramaki-e, nashiji and kinpun on a roiro-nuri ground sprinkled with hirame with a baku beneath a nanten (nandina) bush, the interior with a removable tray supporting an inkstone and a circular

Lot #: 509

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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After Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

After Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) A lacquer inrodansu (inro storage box) Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century Rectangular with a removable door opening to reveal four drawers, decorated in several shades of gold, silver and black hirakamki-e, takamaki-e and

Lot #: 510

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A fine five-case lacquer inro

A fine five-case lacquer inro Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th century The large inro with a bright kinji ground sprinkled with hirame and decorated with Soga no Goro and Asahina Saburo, the former pulling the skirt of the latter's armor, in gold and colored takamaki-e with details in e-nashiji, the

Lot #: 511

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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Ogawa Shomin (1847-1891)

Ogawa Shomin (1847-1891) A lacquer kogo (incense container) Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th century The small box with a slightly domed cover, decorated in gold takamaki-e and inlaid mother-of-pearl with the medieval motif of katawaguruma (carriage wheels in waves) With a wood tomobako storage box

Lot #: 512

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A miniature gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with a suzuribako and...

A miniature gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with a suzuribako and ryoshibako (document box) set Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century The first writing box elegantly rendered in gold takamaki-e alternating with silver hiramaki-e kiri (paulownia) leaves on a fine nashiji

Lot #: 513

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A suzuribako (writing box) with scenes from the Omi Hakkei (Eight Views of...

A suzuribako (writing box) with scenes from the Omi Hakkei (Eight Views of Lake Biwa) Muromachi (1333-1573) or Momoyama period (1573-1615) 16th/early 17th century Elegantly rendered in gold hiramaki-e with an aerial view of the geese at Katata, the Shinto shrine at Karasaki, the autumn moon at

Lot #: 514

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A lacquer koro (incense burner) and cover

A lacquer koro (incense burner) and cover Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Of cylindrical form decorated with a waterfall rushing over rocks and pine trees to a river below in gold, silver and black takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with embellishments of kirikane and hirame, the interior with a silver

Lot #: 515

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

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 Gold lacquer ZUSHI (MINIATURE SHRINE)

A Gold lacquer ZUSHI (MINIATURE SHRINE) Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century Cylindrical, set on a lotus pedestal, with a domed roof surmounted by a sacred jewel finial and constructed with hinged doors, the interior with a lotus-bud cover enclosing a wood sculpture of Kangiten, the pair of

Lot #: 517

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

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 standing wood figure of Amida Nyorai

A standing wood figure of Amida Nyorai Heian period (794-1185), 9th/10th century Constructed in yosegizukuri (joined-block) technique, the figure shown standing dressed in flowing robes open at the chest and falling over the arms, the hair in tight curls, with traces of black lacquer and gilding

Lot #: 519

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A KANSHITSU (DRIED LACQUER) SEATED FIGURE OF SHAKA (THE HISTORICAL BUDDHA)

A KANSHITSU (DRIED LACQUER) SEATED FIGURE OF SHAKA (THE HISTORICAL BUDDHA) Edo period (1651-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century Modeled in dry lacquer as Shaka (Shakyamuni) seated with his hands resting on his bent left knee, a loose garment draped over his left shoulder, exposing his

Lot #: 520

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

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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A large Negoro-style yuto (hot water ewer)

A large Negoro-style yuto (hot water ewer) Momoyama (1573-1615) or Edo (1615-1868) period, early 17th century Of turned wood decorated in red lacquer, the black-lacquer undercoat visible along the edges, the vessel set on a splayed foot, the flat shoulder below a tapering cylindrical neck ending in

Lot #: 522

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

Date: 11 Sep 2019

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A negoro-style footed tray and sake pourer

A negoro-style footed tray and sake pourer Momoyama (1573-1615) and Edo period (1615-1868), 17th and 18th century Each of carved and assembled wood, the tray set on four bracket feet, with flat base and outward-sloping sides finishing in an everted rim, the red lacquer much worn revealing the black

Lot #: 523

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

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