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250 Lacquer Cosmetic Set, Japan, late 19th century, comprised of a covered bowl, a wash basin, a folding tray, and two brushes, each exterior with the Tokugawa family crest surrounded by scattered crests in hexagonal cartouches on a black lacquer ground, the interior with a togidashi maki-e ground, dia. to 15, tray 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. $1,000-1,800


251 Pair of Shell Game Boxes, Kaioke, Japan, 18th century, each octagonal box is set within an octagonal tray, each box depicting scenes from the “Tale of Genji” and Tokugawa and other family crests which are scattered about with each crest depicted on the eight sections of the tray, the overall nashiji ground with various lacquer techniques and silver and gold cut particles, the box and tray supported on eight legs two with holes, ht. 18 1/2, dia. 14 1/4 in. $2,000-3,000 252 Negoro Lacquer Bowl, Japan, 20th century, in the shape of a chrysanthemum in red lacquer, box marked “Yamada Heiando,” dia. 10 3/8 in. $1,000-1,500

246 Three Horn Kushi Combs, Japan, 20th century, one decorated allover with blooming flowers, unsigned; one with two birds over a trellis ground, signed “Shusei”; and one with floral and foliate motifs and a trellis ground, signed, all rendered in hiramaki-e and kiri-gane with some mother-of-pearl inlay details, wd. to 4 1/4 in. $300-500 247 Three Wood Combs and Two Hairpin Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, a burnished wood kushi comb with slightly arched shaft and short teeth, decorated with floral roundels in hiramaki-e, mother-ofpearl and red and gray lacquers, signed; a bamboo comb with a central shaft to divide the teeth, inscribed; a plain comb with domed shaft, unsigned; and two faux tortoiseshell hairpin combs including one decorated with a landscape with figures, unsigned and the other with floral designs, signed to back, comb wd. to 4 3/4, hairpin comb to 3 x 4 in. $500-700


248 Five Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, three horn combs: one decorated with square silver freckles on the shaft, one with a floral branch over an olive ground, and one with openwork flowers inlaid with shell and silver freckles; and two red lacquer combs: one decorated with stylized chrysanthemums and the other with small flowers, both rendered in hiramaki-e, all signed, wd. to 4 7/8 in. $500-700 249 Three Kushi Combs and a Kanzashi Hairpin, Japan, 19th/20th century, three faux tortoiseshell combs: one decorated with grapevine scrolls in hiramaki-e and gilt lines, paper thin, polished, wd. 5 1/8, one with an inlaid floral design between two openwork landscapes on the domed shaft, gilt sides, wd. 3 1/4, and one plain with gilt sides, signed “Kozuki,” wd. 3; and a yellow composite amber hairpin, curved horseshoe shape, the top inlaid with fine square shell fragments (mostly missing) on a lacquered gray ground, signed, ht. 4 in. $300-500

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253 Negoro Lacquer Tray, Japan, 20th century, round, with shallow walls and handle, the black lacquer edged in red, Yamada Heiando box, dia. 12 7/8 in. $500-700 254 Five Small Horn Kushi Combs, Japan, 19th/20th century, one with plain gilt shaft; one decorated with gilt incised wave design; one decorated with a flower in hiramaki-e over a ground with gilt line scrolls; one red lacquer with stylized foliate scrolls in gold; and one with flowers over nashiji ground, wd. to 3 7/8 in. $300-500 255 Three Wood Lacquer Combs, Japan, 20th century, one with a landscape on one side and flowering grasses with moon on the other against a fine togidashi ground; one with a garden scene with figures on one side in hiramaki-e; and one with an architectural landscape on both sides, wd. to 5 in. $300-500

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