A lacquer four-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Lot 240
A lacquer four-case inro By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
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Lot Details
A lacquer four-case inro
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
The dark greenish-grey, matt seido-nuri ground decorated in orange and black takamakie with a haori hanging on a bamboo pole suspended from the branches of a plum tree, the design continuing on the reverse with two butterflies rendered in delicate kebori flitting beneath the plum branches, the interior of rich nashiji; the base signed with scratched characters Zeshin. 7.1cm (2¾in).

Footnotes

  • 羽織に梅の木図蒔絵印籠 銘「是真」 明治時代

    Provenance: John Harding collection, purchased at Christies London, 1968.
    Wrangham collection, no.875.

    Exhibited: Meiji, Japanese Art in Transition, The Haags Gemeentmuseum, The Hague, Holland, 1987, p.115, no.188.

    Compare with an almost identical inro by the artist, illustrated by Pierre-F. Schneeberger, The Baur Collection Geneva, Japanese Lacquer (selected pieces), p.160, no.F 145.

    See also the footnote to lot 366.
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