SOLD! for $1,638.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
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- High Estimate: $550.00
- Realized: $1,638.00
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1st item: Japanese lacquer tobacco box or Tabako-bon, comprised of a square box with open top inset with a circular engraved metal container and two metal tobacco pipes, over a base with three drawers. Exterior with red and black takamaki-e lacquer landscape decoration. 6 5/8" H x 6" W. Meji period. 2nd items: Japanese circular cast bronze hand mirror, the top with raised crane and pine tree decoration. Housed in a round, takamaki-e lacquer case with lotus decoration. Mirror measures 4 1/8" dia. case measures 5" dia. Meiji period. Provenance: East Tennessee collection, by descent from Edwin V. Hill, M.D., deceased 1969. Dr. Hill was a faculty member of Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools and served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. He collected Asian items during his military tour in the Far East theatre, including China and Japan, prior to 1964. CONDITION: 1st item: Handle detached but present. Overall very good condition. 2nd item: Oxidation to bronze. Slight wear to interior and exterior of lacquer box.