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Lot 0029
Meiji period, Kyoto, sgn. on reverse with six gilt kanji characters, made by Komai....
damascene work on iron depicting a silver dragon among waves, grapevine edge, 12"
The Komai family were sword furniture makers in Kyoto for generations. Following changes brought about by the Meiji restoration (beginning of 1868) and a Haitorei Edict in 1876, the Japanese were no longer allowed to wear swords, and the Komai family had to find another form of livelihood. They applied their damascene craft to decorative objects. The Komai company continued to produce metal work objects until 1941. After the war, Komai's company reopened as a pearl dealers.

Condition

Excellent condition with fine detail.

Starting Bid

$2,500.00

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JAPANESE MIXED METAL CHARGER, KOMAI

Auction ended on Sun, May 20, 2018
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Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
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