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Japanese Mixed Metal Kodansu – Nogawa Company of Kyoto


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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to bring you this exceptional Meiji Period 1868-1912 mixed metal kodansu cabinet by the highly regarded Nogawa company of Kyoto, this heavy and fine quality cabinet is a “tour de force” of mixed metal inlays, the caramel bronze body has been inlaid with a multitude of mixed metals capturing tranquil garden scenes with birds and butterflies amidst native flora, the domed top decorated with implements amidst stylized clouds beneath an opulent gilt carrying handle, the cabinet stands upon silver mounted and decorated shakudo feet, the hinges finely inlaid, the interior houses a set of three graduated hardwood drawers each decorated with mixed metal onlaid work, the individual button handles in the form of silver and gilt chrysanthemum, carrying the Nogawa seal to the underside, a simply breathtaking jewel of a cabinet that would enhance the finest Japanese metalwork collection .

Provenance :

USA Collection .

2020 Vision of an enlightened ruler – plate 6

Condition report :

Superb condition throughout

NB: The cabinet was very difficult to photo due to the multi inlays, and the bronze will be slightly darker as per the underside image.

Approximate Sizes :

Height : 7.1/2”    19 cm

Length : 6.1/4”  16 cm

Width :  4.3/4”   12 cm

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .

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