The Canada Auction Series: Canadian Arts, Culture & History

November 26December 02, 2022
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LOT 37

Lot 37

Takao Tanabe (b.1926)

Takao Tanabe (b.1926)
Lot 37 Details
Takao Tanabe (b.1926)


each a brightly coloured abstract design, signed 'T', mounted on a card signed, numbered 67/99, and dated
each button diameter 2 in — 5.1 cm; card 7 x 11 in — 17.8 x 27.9 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Takao Tanabe (b.1926)
  • Takao Tanabe (b.1926)

A Stylistically Similar Work at the National Gallery of Canada


Buttons in good condition, card brittle and damaged.

LOT 37

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 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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