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A LACQUERED AND INLAID HAKO NETSUKE WITH STAG

Lacquer and wood hako netsuke with inlays
Japan
late 19th century, Meiji period (1868–1912)

An interesting hako netsuke (small box/container) consisting of two parts, the cover lacquered in gold above a roiro-nuri ground. The gold lacquer is embellished with various flowers inlaid in mother-of-pearl. The center is decorated with a stag inlaid in mother-of-pearl, with one hoof raised as the gentle creature looks backwards; the antlers inlaid with shibuichi. The reverse with a fern and a star-shaped flower in gold lacquer and mother-of-pearl.

SIZE 3.5 x 3.2 CM

Condition: Good condition; some loss of the antler of the stag
Provenance: French private collection

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A LACQUERED AND INLAID HAKO NETSUKE WITH STAG

Estimate €300 - €600Nov 24, 2018