An export-lacquer chest on a stand The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century
Lot 308TP
An export-lacquer chest on a stand
The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century
Sold for £40,000 (US$ 52,963) inc. premium

Lot Details
An export-lacquer chest on a stand The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century An export-lacquer chest on a stand The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century An export-lacquer chest on a stand The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century An export-lacquer chest on a stand The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century
An export-lacquer chest on a stand
The chest Japanese, Edo period (1615-1868), circa 1640-1690; the stand English, mid-18th century
The chest of standard kiste form with flat hinged top projecting slightly beyond the sides, the front, top and sides decorated in silver takamaki-e lacquer with expansive Chinese landscape scenes in the manner of contemporary screen painting, the interior plain black lacquer, the fittings of gilt copper, on an English gilt-wood stand with foliate scroll- and shell-carved rails, the cabriole legs with shell-carved knees. The chest: 68cm x 136cm x 52cm (26¾in x 53½in x 20½in); the stand: 70cm x 146cm x 35.5cm (27 9/16in x 57½in 14in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    An English private collection, and thence by descent.

    For the suggested date of the chest, compare a very similar but somewhat smaller example formerly at Chatsworth House, decorated like the present lot in silver rather than gold lacquer and without formal borders to the landscape designs, sold at Christie's, London, 23 June 1983, lot 63; see Oliver Impey and Christiaan J. A. Jörg, Japanese Export Lacquer: 1580-1850, Amsterdam, Hotei Publishing, 2005, p.145, no.306.
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