A small black lacquer two-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Lot 98*
A small black lacquer two-case inro
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Sold for £24,000 (US$ 39,797) inc. premium
Auction Details
A small black lacquer two-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period A small black lacquer two-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period A small black lacquer two-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Lot Details
A small black lacquer two-case inro
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Of hexagonal section, bearing a sendai shibo-nuri (ishime-ji) ground and lacquered with combed waves in seigaiha-nuri, the interior of roiro with kinji edges, signed in a polished reserve Zeshin; with wood storage box. 5.4cm (2 1/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • 青海波塗印籠 銘「是真」 明治時代

    In taking flowing water as his theme, Zeshin exploits to the full the 'combed-wave' pattern for which he is so well known. It was probably a technique first used in the seventeenth century by Seigai Kanshichi (circa 1680-1705), re-discovered in the nineteenth century and refined to new aesthetic heights by Zeshin.
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