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Auction: Fine Japanese and Korean Art
was auctioned on: 11 September 2019
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A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer garment box (OTSANGJA)

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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$9,075
Lot number 997, Views: 53

A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer garment box (OTSANGJA) Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 19th/20th century Of rectangular form, the black lacquer ground inlaid with crushed mother-of-pearl tiles in a pattern of peony blossoms and leaves issuing from scrolling stems of crimped wire extend around the side walls of the box and repeat across the cover framed by rows of disks and stylized bats at the corners within crimped wire bands, the rows of disks also repeated along the low walls of the cover; the interior surfaces finished with red lacquer and the base of the box showing a thin layer of black lacquer 9 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 14 5/8in (24.2 x 70 x 37.2cm) (2). Fußnoten A black lacquered wood garment box in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with similar decoration and of similar size (12 1/8 x 27 3/4 x 15 1/2in [30.8 x 70.5 x 39.4cm]) and decoration was published in Hyunsoo Woo (ed.), Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014), cat. No. 2-32, p. 168 (as 19th century). See also the black lacquer box of smaller size (16 3/4 x 10 x 7 1/2in [42.5 x 26 x 19.1cm]) with crushed mother-of-pearl inlay forming stylized blossoms and leaves on scrolling stems of crimped wire and rows of disks on the cover sides, sold in Christie's, New York sale, 15 April 2016, lot 119 (as 19th century).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Japanese and Korean Art
Date of the auction: 11 Sep 2019
Address: Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]