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Auction: Fine Japanese Works of Art
was auctioned on: 19 March 2013
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An impressive Shibayama lacquer tsuba

Estimate: US$0
Price realised:  US$31,250
Lot number 2231Y, Views: 3

Meiji period (late 19th century) Of mokko form with a lacquered ground in gold hiramakie, takamakie and kirikane, depicting a scene of skeletons reveling, the central skeleton seated dressed in flowing robes and wearing a Chinese judge's hat clutching a massive sake bowl while others dance, joined by other creatures, the reverse with a rat pulling on the tail of another who is wearing a string bean as a sword while a third plays musical woodblocks beneath a flowering branch, all inlaid in mother-of-pearl, ivory and coral, the rim in silver 5in (12.7cm) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Japanese Works of Art
Date of the auction: 19 Mar 2013
Address: Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]