A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table) By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period
Lot 426*
A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table) By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,116) inc. premium

Lot Details
A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table) By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table) By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table) By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period
Another property
A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table)
By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period
The suzuribako of rounded rectangular form, bearing a rich nashiji ground and lacquered with scattered kiku-mon, partly in silhouette, in gold takamakie, the interior of rich nashiji and the rims mounted with silver; fitted with a removable tray that holds the suzuri, a silvered-metal mizuire engraved with scrolling flowerheads and foliage in relief on a nanako ground, two brushes, an ink holder, a paper pricker and a knife in nashiji lacquer holders decorated in gold takamakie with trailing vine leaves with silver mounts ensuite; the bundai raised on four trefoil feet, similarly adorned with closed and open chrysanthemum crests; the scalloped inner edges also of silver, both signed Ishihara Hoshin kinsei; with two wood storage boxes.
The suzuribako 5cm x 24.7cm x 22.5cm (2in x 9¾in x 8⅞in), the bundai 11.2cm 61cm x 35cm (4⅜in x 24in x 13¾in). (11).

Footnotes

  • 菊紋入蒔絵硯箱・文台 銘「石原抱真謹製」 大正時代

    Accompanied by a document inscribed Taisho tenno heika gotaiten no ori on kudashi tamawaru (Emperor Taisho gave this to me on the occasion of his public succession to the throne [in 1915]).

    Compare with a very similar suzuribako and bundai, illustrated by Jan Dees, Facing Modern Times, The Revival of Japanese Lacquer Art 1890-1950, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2007, p.185, colour plate no.31.

    Ishihara Hoshin was most likely a pupil of Uematsu Homin (1845-1899). The first character of his name is the same as that of his master. Hoshin was a maki-e artist and was known to have produced votive objects (gojinpo) for the Meiji Shrine in collaboration with the lacquerer Yasui Hochu (1852-1922). See also E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists, p.81, where the author connects Hoshin's work with the School of Shibata Zeshin.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840
Similar Items