October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 183
 

183

An unusual and large Japanese embellished rootwood hibachi 日本百宝镶嵌根雕
Meiji period 明治

Decorated in gold and coloured hiramakie, takamakie, aogai, and shells, with a kappa battling a crab, a ferret-like creature, octopus, crabs, frogs and a large reptilian beast, among seaweed, shells, and barnacle-covered rocks.

H: 17 in.

Sold Christies, London, 11 June - 12 June, 2003, lot 188, "Boulle to Jansen: An Important Private European Collection"
Peter Petrou, London
Property from a Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2006-2007

Sold for $17,640
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000


 

Decorated in gold and coloured hiramakie, takamakie, aogai, and shells, with a kappa battling a crab, a ferret-like creature, octopus, crabs, frogs and a large reptilian beast, among seaweed, shells, and barnacle-covered rocks.

H: 17 in.

Sold Christies, London, 11 June - 12 June, 2003, lot 188, "Boulle to Jansen: An Important Private European Collection"
Peter Petrou, London
Property from a Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2006-2007

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