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Fujii Yoshitoyo – A Japanese kogo box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1443153
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A burnished iron inlaid kogo box with gold leaf depicting Ryu dragon with tama, sacred Buddhist jewel, along the side reserves landscape and naturalistic scenes. Fujii Damascene Co. signature mark under the base. In 1902 he obtained a patent from the imperial government. In 1909 he was granted a second patent. His damask works were made mainly from designs drawn by Bisei Unno of Tokyo Fine Art School. He was awarded first-class medals for his exhibitions, and to his great honor his works were purchased by the Imperial House. Meiji period middle 19th century Sizes: 3 x 7,5 cm Condition report: Good condition