Q180. Elaborate Kotsuka, Saint & Chinese Children
Q180. Crowded kotsuka. 1.5 x 9.8 cm. This comes in a fitted box with hakogaki, on both the lid and side. Markus Sesko translated for me:
Q180 Lid and side of box:
Teizen seija karako no zu
Motif of saint and Chinese children in garden
Teizen seija karako
Fine masterwork depicting saint and Chinese children in garden.
The base plate is fine shakudo nanako mounted in a gold case; the scene is inlaid in gold, silver, & shakudo. There are shallow dents in the sides and back of the case and there is a slight bend in the whole piece (maybe 1 mm). $175.