Asian Art

October 24 — 29, 2020
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LOT 26

Lot 26

A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century

A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century
Lot 26 Details
A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century

The front carved with domesticated cats examining a container of spilled food within a household setting, the reverse revealing two mice
largest 4.8 x 2.9 x 0.4 in — 12.1 x 7.4 x 1.1 cm

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $330
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century
  • A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century
  • A Finely Carved Japanese 'Cats and Mice' Card Case, together with a Chinese Export Carved Dance Card, 19th Century
Provenance:

Charmian Johnson Estate, British Columbia

Note:

Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation

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CONDITION DETAILS

card case with 8.5cm surface hairline along the edge of container, three hairlines through and through on the lid; dance card with one card hinge broken and missing one knob; 卡片盒边缘有8.5厘米冲线,盖部有3条冲线;舞蹈卡片盒其中一个卡铰链折断且缺少一个旋钮

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  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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