A partly gilt bronze sawasa tobacco box. 18th century - image-1

Lot 354 Dα

A partly gilt bronze sawasa tobacco box. 18th century

Auction 1146 - overview Cologne
07.12.2019, 11:00 - Tibet/Nepal, China
Estimate: 1.500 € - 1.800 €

A partly gilt bronze sawasa tobacco box. 18th century

Of flat oval shape, on the lid and bottom part in relief a landscape with pagoda and buildings under flowering trees on a gilded punched ground, the sides worked in similar manner with blossoming branches. Hinges of gilt copper, restored, gilding to the inside.
Height 3.2 cm; width 8 cm

Provenance

Private collection, Hamburg

Literature

Compare very similar piece illustratedt in: Sawasa. Japanese export art in black and gold 1650-1800, Zwolle 1998, p. 58