A lacquer Bunko and matching Suzuribako

19th century

Boldly decorated in gold, silver and coloured takamaki-e, kirigane and togidashi, each cover with an eagle, one diving and one perched on a rock, both near a turbulent waterfall, inlaid glass eyes, the bunko containing a separate tray

bunko 42,5 x 33 cm, suzuribako 26 x 24,5 cm

Acquired at Sotheby’s Amsterdam, 8 October 1991
A Dutch private collection

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