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雉始雊 "First Call of the Pheasant"; Japanese Art Offerings of the New Year / Kano Tessai (1845-1925) A hardwood suzuribako (writing box) dated 1925Taisho era (1912-26)

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DRS. EDMUND AND JULIE LEWIS
Lot 38
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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)
A hardwood suzuribako (writing box) dated 1925
Taisho era (1912-26)
10 – 20 January 2022, 12:00 EST
Online, New York

Sold for US$1,211.25 inc. premium

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Kano Tessai (1845-1925)

A hardwood suzuribako (writing box) dated 1925
Taisho era (1912-26)
Rectangular with a fitted cover, set on a low foot and decorated with a recessed panel carved with Kannon seated beneath a pine tree on a rock by a stream, inscribed and signed on the interior of the cover Neiraku Masatsugu kore o Yuiga-dokuson koji Tessai (Design copied by Neiraku Masatsugu, the Buddhist layman Tessai), and with the artist's distinctive kao
With a wood tomobako storage box inscribed Kannon no zu suzuribako (Writing box with Kannon design) and signed on the interior Tessai, at the Saishoseisha in Nara, December 1925, with the same kao
9 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 1 3/4in (23.5 x 16.5 x 4.5cm)

Footnotes

Published
Stephen Little and Edmund J. Lewis, View of the Pinnacle: Japanese Lacquer Writing Boxes: The Lewis Collection of Suzuribako, Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011, cat. no. 80

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