April 8, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 125
 

125

A Japanese gold-inlaid iron miniature cabinet, Komai workshops, Kyoto
Meiji period

Of rectangular form with two doors and a floriform clasp, the doors opening to reveal four drawers of different sizes, each with floral pulls; the sides of the cabinet richly inlaid and decorated with cartouches, one depicting an architectural landscape, another of a torii gate and shrine, and two with floral patterns; the rounded top with a ring handle; all raised on four bracket feet; the underside with Komai nine-character mark; the interior with an old note inscribed "Ladies jewel box Damascene ware Japan-Toykio [sic] 1896"

H: 5 3/4, W: 4, D: 2 1/2 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania

Sold for $11,340
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Of rectangular form with two doors and a floriform clasp, the doors opening to reveal four drawers of different sizes, each with floral pulls; the sides of the cabinet richly inlaid and decorated with cartouches, one depicting an architectural landscape, another of a torii gate and shrine, and two with floral patterns; the rounded top with a ring handle; all raised on four bracket feet; the underside with Komai nine-character mark; the interior with an old note inscribed "Ladies jewel box Damascene ware Japan-Toykio [sic] 1896"

H: 5 3/4, W: 4, D: 2 1/2 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania

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