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Collection of Principessa Ismene Chigi Della Rovere. A Japanese brown and gilt lacquer hokkai bako, Edo period, 19th century. Estimate £1,000 – £1,500 ($1,508 – $2,262). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

Of octagonal form with stand, the lid with reverse decoration, the interior lined with red and gold paper, decorated with stylised foliage and peonies, Aoi mon and shells; 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) square

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(detail of lid interior)

Christie’s. THE COLLECTIONS OF PRINCIPESSA ISMENE CHIGI DELLA ROVERE AND A NOBLE GENOESE FAMILY, 4 February 2015, London, South Kensington

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