Japanese Lacquer Writing Box, Edo period, with a court lady and a monk beneath cherry blossom in gold, silver, red and black on a black ground with scattered nashiji, the interior of the cover with fan shape panels with oval water dropper and gilt rimmed inkslate 25 x 21 cms- Soame Jenyns Collection
This lot comes from the collection of Soame Jenyns (1904- 1976) and is being sold by order of the executors of his younger son, the late John Jenyns. Soame Jenyns was Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at The British Museum from 1931-1967. He published several books including: "A Background to Chinese Painting" published 1935, "Chinese Archaic Jades in the British Museum" 1951, "Ming Pottery & Porcelain" 1953 etc.
Cover has small chip to two corners and one chip half way down one side
Piece of molding missing from the edge about 5cm long
Chip to one corner of base and some wear to top of one corner
Sold For £600
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