ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months

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Lot 2153
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY
Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months

Sold for US$ 45,750 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

25 Mar 2010, 13:00 EDT

New York

ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY
Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
Set of twelve hanging scrolls; ink, color, gold and silver on silk; each signed Zeku with round seal Ze

Each illustrating representative flowers, birds or animals of each month; each with two reserves designed as poem cards and signed by various calligraphers
44 3/8 x 16 3/8in (112.7 x 41.6cm)

Footnotes

  • The birds, animals and flowers in the paintings are as follows:
    April- Peacock and peony
    May- Kingfisher and iris
    June- Paddybird and hydrangea
    July- Quail with morning glory and millet
    August- Autumn grasses and rabbits
    September- Rooster and hen amongst chrysanthemums
    January- Crane and pines
    February- Red plum and yellow warbler
    March- Pheasant and cherry blossoms
    October- White camellia and mandarin duck
    November-Falcon and sparrows in snow covered ivy
    December- Plovers and crashing waves
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
ZEKU, 19TH CENTURY Birds, animals and flowers of the twelve months
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