A boxwood pipe case By Seishu, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot 3240
A boxwood pipe case By Seishu, Meiji period (late 19th century)
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£640 - 970

Lot Details
A boxwood pipe case
By Seishu, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Of senryu zutsu type carved as a female figure standing on a Chinese lion, her long-sleeved robe slipping off her shoulder exposing her right breast, her long hair tied at the back in the manner of a Heian beauty, signed Seishu
8 1/8in (20.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection

    Published: Bushell, Raymond. Kiseruzutsu: the Japanese Pipecase in Arts of Asia, 10.6, 1980, no. 40.

    Bushell suggested that this figure is a manifestation of the bodhisattva Kannon.
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