A fine bronze and silver miniature writing set (yatate). 2nd half 19th century

A fine bronze and silver miniature writing set (yatate). 2nd half 19th century - image-1
A fine bronze and silver miniature writing set (yatate). 2nd half 19th century - image-1

A fine bronze and silver miniature writing set (yatate). 2nd half 19th century

The gourd with two leaves and one flower, vines, tendrils and dewdrops of silver, the largest leaf forming the hinged cover of the ink container, the double gourd's tip with a screw stopper. The thickest tendril forming the himotôshi. One tendril missing.
Length 8.7 cm

Provenance

Private collection, Rhineland

Literature

Compare a similar piece in: Patrizia Jirka-Schmitz, Netsuke, Gürtelschmuck aus Japan, Die Sammlung Trumpf, Stuttgart 2000, cat. no. 826, p. 371, and MCI, New York 1986, p. 1035

Lot 499 Dα

Estimate:
500 € - 600 €

Result:
496 €