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Komai Company of Kyoto, Japan (Meiji Period, 1868-1912) Fine...





Komai Company of Kyoto, Japan (Meiji Period, 1868-1912)
Fine Damascened inlaid sentoku (brass alloy) model cabinet in the form of a shrine nijunoto (two-storey pagoda), worked through in flat gold overlay with extensive use of kebori for the details, the two-storey structure above a pair of hinged doors concealing assorted drawers, decorated with ho-ho birds in flight and swallows to the upper, landscape scenes to the lower, the stepped base detailed in kikumon (floral crests) on bracket feet, the underside with signed square seal beneath a dragonfly, 26cm high.

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The spire surmount is loose to its mount and is leaning forward. Looking closely there is some age-related wear and staining to the temple all over. Lacking two pieces of hanging chain to the bell surmounts. The middle tier is lacking three bell surmounts and chairs. Lacking one handle to the lower doors. Possibly lacking the top drawer (empty space). All doors open and close freely and the drawers have all handles present. The base of the middle tier is slightly fixed off centre (not sure if this is deliberate). The drawer to this section opens and closes freely. All feet are present. There is age-related wear to the underside, marks are clear.

Auction Date: 11th Jun 2024 at 10am

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Sale Dates:
11th Jun 2024 10am (Lots 1 to 457)