Japanese Lacquer Snuff-Box by Pierre-Francois Drais

Japanese Lacquer Snuff-Box, oblong, octagonal shape, lid set with a black Japanese lacquer panel, with gold and hardstones on a black ground, sides and base decorated with sprays of pine, prunus and chrysanthemums.


Details

Medium:
Dimensions: 8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,200 ( Total: £1,400)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Provenance

Colonel T. R. Gordon-Duff, sold at Sotheby's 9/7/1956 to Messrs. S.J.Phillips for £1,400 who generously offered to allow the Museum to acquire the box for £1,200 and the firm would subscribe the other £200.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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