A lacquered bamboo zansai-ire (waste container) and cover By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Lot 230
A lacquered bamboo zansai-ire (waste container) and cover
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 62,610) inc. premium
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A lacquered bamboo zansai-ire (waste container) and cover By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period A lacquered bamboo zansai-ire (waste container) and cover By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Lot Details
A lacquered bamboo zansai-ire (waste container) and cover
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
The bamboo ground decorated in gold, sabi-nuri and silver takamakie with a gnarled cherry tree with its flowering branches extending from the body to the base and spreading along the top on the reverse, the cover also of bamboo, the base signed in characteristic scratched technique Zeshin; with wood ojime inlaid with gilt studs and a bamboo kagamibuta netsuke, bearing a copper bowl inlaid with a spray of plum, unsigned. 5.1cm (2in) high.

Footnotes

  • 桜木図蒔絵竹製残菜入 銘「是真」 明治時代

    Provenance: a German private collection.

    The size of this box indicates that its function was probably as a portable waste container which would be taken by a guest to a banquet or tea-ceremony meal and used to take home leftovers or fish bones in order to leave dishes clean.
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