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Lot 1883

A LARGE WOOD ALTAR SHRINE (BUTSUDAN)

Estimated Value:

1.500 € - 2.500 €

Description:

Japan, Meiji period
159 x 74,5 x 61 cm
Square-shaped, two hinged doors at the front, on a stand that originally contained a drawer. Wood, partly with black lacquer finish and decorative metal fittings. The interior consists of three niches with decorative ornamental carvings, decorative hangings and metal fittings partly set with gold lacquer and black lacquer, behind two further hinged doors with bars covered with gold-coloured transparent gauze and four small decorative panels with depictions of immortals in lacquer technique. Two small drawers underneath.
From an old South German Noble family
Partiell traces of use, the large drawer lost, partly chipped and age cracks

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