Japanese lacquer incense box and cover, Edo period (18th/early 19th Century) of flower head design inlaid with mother of pearl with cherry blossom on a mottled brown ground and red lacquer interior 7.5cms Diam - 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..
Some small losses to mother of pearl
Some breaks in the line decoration to the cover
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