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14 A BRONZE & SILVER GOURD YATATE Japan, Edo period, 18th - earlier 19th century. This finely cast miniature travel writing set, yatate, shows a gourd with silver vines and raised leafage, the latter with dew drops inlaid also in silver, and neatly incised veining. Underneath the largest leaf hides the inkwell. The screw top holds the expandable brush and bears a hinge for suspension. LENGTH 8.5 cm WEIGHT 45.1 grams Provenance: British private collection. Acquired from a US collector in 2015. Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear, good patina, the screw on top slightly worn down. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

15 A GOLD AND SILVER INLAID SENTOKU BOX Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). Miniature mixed metal pill box with fine inlays in high relief depicting quails, swallows and deer amid millets and peonies. Extremely fine incision work. Rounded corners. The inside with fire-gilding. The convex lid with a minuscule knob. SIZE 3.7 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm WEIGHT 47.1 grams Provenance: Austrian private collection. Old labels to bottom with inventory number and date of acquisition “February 93”. Condition: Excellent condition with some old stains to patina and wear. Hinge in fine working condition. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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