Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Jewellery

including paintings from The Late Peter and Regina Strack Collection, The Property of a Lady and The Andrew Newall Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art

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Lot 128

A large Japanese gold-lacquer and ivory figural okimono of a woodsman, Meiji period, 1868-1912
the standing figure holding a later staff in his right hand, his jacket and pantaloons decorated with gold lacquer and coloured mons in hiramaki-e, takamakie and aogai, a large frame supporting bundles of tied brushwood and kindling strapped to his back, his left hip with a tobacco pouch and netsuke, wearing waraji sandles, tobacco pouch signed, his left sleeve signed Koho in gold lacquer, signed Teimin in the rectangular red lacquer reserve, on a fixed carved wooden base, 42cm high including stand
*This lot is not suitable for export

Sold for R 90 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 102 420

Estimate R 30 000 - 35 000

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The Andrew Newall Collection.

cf. Laura Bordignon (2010) The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Dr A. M. Kanter’s Collection, Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, pages 144 & 145, where an example by the same maker is illustrated in colour

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