Lot 372: A JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER 'SHAKUDO' TOBACCO BOX, PROBABLY NAGASAKI, FOR THE DUTCH MARKET, CIRCA 1740 |

Est: £4,000 - £6,000
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Description: scalloped oval form, the cover applied with three gilt-bronze horses among chased foliage on a matted ground, within four outer panels chased with fruiting vines, the underside chased in parcel-gilt with a feathered bed-stead among trailing blossom, with four similar panels of trailing foliage, the interior engraved with a coat-of arms, later Dutch control mark
Dimensions: 12.4cm., 4 7/8 in. long
Condition Report: Nice heavy gauge. Unmarked other than Dutch control mark. Slight wear and loss to gilding and bronzing of shakudo work. Good overall condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: David Hawkins, 'Chinese Silversmiths Working in Nagasaki Between 1660 and 1800,'  The Silver Society Journal, vol. 33, p. 139-158

Jan Veenendaal, Asian Art and Dutch Taste, The Hague, 2014, p. 183, no. 277

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