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135 AN IMPORTANT SHIBAYAMA CHARGER Japan, by the Gyokusho Family, Meiji period, late 19th century. Designed in polychrome takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and inlaid ivory, mother-of-pearl, and tortoise-shell, with a scholar and an immortal admiring a hand-scroll, the figures accompanied by birds, butterflies and flowers, the background kinji and the rim decorated with a formal border of birds, dragons, floral patterns and cherry blossoms on water, the reverse nashiji. Signed Dai Nihon koku Gyokushodo san and with a kakihan. DIAMETER 45 cm WEIGHT 1008 grams Provenance: Bonham’s, New York, Fine Japanese Works of Art, March 20th, 2012, lot 2210. Thereafter Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition with some wear and traces of use. Three small and a few microscopic losses. Two small hairlines to background lacquer. The suspension screw at the backside is a later addition. Estimate EUR 6.000,Starting price EUR 3.000,-

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