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Auction Description for Nagel:
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7th, 8th, 9th Nov 11am - 6pm. 10th Nov 9am - 12noon.
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(80 Lots)

by Nagel Auktionen

80 lots

November 13, 1998

Neckarstrasse 189-191

Stuttgart, 70190 Germany

Phone: 00 49 711 649690

Fax: 00 49 711 6496969


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Description: An Extraordinary, Large And Superlative Quality Kazari-dana In Soft Metal Mounts Meiji Period, purchased in 1909 The cabinet is constructed in two parts, a low base and the cabinet itself. The low base is raised on four incurved feet and is decorated on the wide, rolled apron in usu -nashiji (fine gold dust) togidashi (a design made completely smooth) with waves rushing past stream banks: above this is a panel also decorated in usu-nashiji togidashi with a design of multiple types of arrowheads The facing edge of the top is decorated in togidashi with a diaper pattern and the edge of the top itself is similarly decorated with streams, hills and trees. The high cabinet itself is fitted with soft metal mounts engraved with stylized chrysanthemums and scrolling foliage against a nanako ( punchwork resembling caviar) ground. The front edges of the sides and shelves and the borders of all of the doors and panels are decorated with a diaper pattern matching the base. The bottom edge of the cabinet is decorated in usu-nashiji togidashi with rivers and hills while usu-nashiji togidashi designs of landscapes fill both faces of the sides and the surfaces of all of the shelves. There are fourteen scenes from medieval Japanese history and each is identified with a gold lacquer inscription. These are depicted either on single panels, single doors or double doors. Using backgrounds executed in togidashi and bright fundame hira -maki-e techniques, the figures in each scene have been created in excellent detail using ivory, stained ivory, bone, mother -of-pearl and bright fundame (soft gold collor) lacquer in both hiramaki-e (low relief) and takamaki-e (high relief). The interior of the cabinet is decorated with roiro (brilliant black) over which has been sprinkled sparse nashiji (semi-fine gold dust), except for the insides of the swing doors which have been lacquered with togidashi views of castles and villas. This cabinet was purchased in 1909 in Yo -kohama and has the following documents which will be given to the purchaser: - The original bill of sale from the firm of Samurai Shokai: - The original shipping document from the Kaiserlich Deutsche Reichspostdampfer -linie which shipped the cabinet on the ship Prinz Eitel Friedrich; - The original policy of insurance by London Assurance (Yokohama Agency). 227 x 157 x 57cm Vgl Christie's London, Auktion 19 Juni 1997, Lot 671: vergleichbares Kabinett, ebenfalls bei Samurai Shokai in Yokohamaerworben 1910/11

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Description: Fine Yamada School Lacquer And Soft Metal Inro Late 19th century, signed Jokasai saku The thick-bodied inro is constructed with external himotoshi and the interior is lacquered in nashiji and with fundame edges. The exterior is molded with a stream in hiramaki-e executed in gold and greenish usu-nashiji. On either stream bank are rushes arrowroots and waterweeds executed in fundame hiramaki-e and on either side is applied a trout in dark shibuichi, copper, silver and gold. Ivory and brass ropework ojime.

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Description: Fine Kajikawa Four-Case Lacquer Inro With Gold Kanamono Attributed To Ramano Masanobu Early 19th century, signed Jokasai The inro is constructed with external himotoshi and lacquerd on the interior with fine nashiji and with fundame edges. The bottom two compartments are fitted with small kinji-covered boxes lacquered with silk cords. The exterior is applied on the front with a gold figure of Noh Manzai dancer, executed in great detail. The fore ground is indicated by a thin application of usu-nashiji, all below a fundame hiramakie cloud which is highlighted with okibi -rame and wraps around the top. On the reverse is a ritual pine tree attached to a formal frame and the top and bottom are covered with an even nashiji. Pierced gilt ojime.

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Description: Rare Togidashi And Soft Metal Koma School Sheath Inro 19th century, signed on the inside of the cover of the top case Koma Kansai and kao The three-case, small, interior inro is lacquered on the interior with dense nashiji and with fundame edges. The exterior is decorated in togidashi with a meandering stream.The sheath itself is lacquered in a silver-gold nashiji which serves as fore ground and background and over which flows a roiro stream past roiro hiramaki-e willow branches and a sabiagetakamaki-e tree. Applied to both sides are gold foil covered horses, probably by a member of the Hamano school. Amber ojime.

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Description: Good Koma Style Inro Of Cranes Early 19th century, inscribed Koryu saku The flattened inro with squared edges is constructed with internal himotoshi and lacquered on the interior with red lacquer wells and fundame edges and walls. The roiro exterior is decorated with silver and gold usu-nashiji clouds and three Manchurian cranes, two of which are depicted in silver, black and gold hiramaki-e and the third in kirigane. Silver barrel-form ojime molded with silver kiri-mon. Ebony kaga -mibuta set with a shakudo ring decorated with brocade designs in gold hon-zogan surrounding a central shakudo plaque applied with a crane standing below a flowering cherry, executed in shakudo, copper and gold taa-zogan, unsigned.

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