Japanese rectangular lacquer box and cover Edo period (18th-19th Century)decorated in gold hiramaki and mother of pearl inlays on a red ground with geometric design and various mon, the interior with a boat in stormy seas in gold and black and with pewter rims 8 x 7 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.
Two small chips to base of box.
Very slight damage to two corners of covers.
Otherwise in good condition.
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