A gold lacquer rectangular single-shelf shodana (table)
By Kitamura Tatsuo (born 1952), 20th century
Decorated in the style of Shibata Zeshin with takamakie appliqués of three sword fittings consisting of two kozuka and four inro within overlapping square panels, all finely lacquered with a different motif, the pair of inro on the top shelf depicting an eagle eyeing two monkeys hiding within a rock on one side and the reverse showing a monkey swinging from a pine branch, the bottom shelf showing the duel between Ushiwakamaru and Benkei at Gojo Bridge, all reserved against a rich okibirame ground, the eight corners with silver mounts engraved with floral sprays, the scalloped inner edges also of silver, the base signed Unryuan with kao; with lacquered wood storage box. 25.5cm x 54.8cm x 32.3cm (10in x 21½in x 12 9/16in). (2).