Altar (1) - Gold, Lacquer, Wood - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Altar (1) - Gold, Lacquer, Wood - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Good condition, see description - 30×30×20 cm

Very rare.
Magnificent and of great delicacy, large altar with its kyobako almost totally covered in gold and black varnish - Japan, Meiji Period.
Includes four books with sutra (okyo)
The chrysanthemum crest - Kiku - is completely covered in a thick layer of gold. Very finely decorated.

The surface and the interior of the kyobako are finished in a nashiji style, magnificent.
All sides of the altar are covered in floral patterns and scenes of the Japanese countryside. Beautiful work.
The book has a cover in purplish night blue silk with floral motifs. The inner paper is sparkling, giving a very special look to the Kanji characters.
Magnificent books, exquisitely finished.

Authentic piece of more than one century old, it undoubtedly belonged to a member of the government (chrysanthemum - Kiku) and the Toyotomi clan.

Traces of wear.
Some flaws in the lacquer, gold, slight chips on the altar and kyobako, one leg is cracked but not broken. Good overall condition.
Books in excellent condition.

High quality collector's item.

Lot details
Total nr of items
Gold, Lacquer, Wood
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Good condition, see description
30×30×20 cm
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