MATETSU 磨鉄 A slender black-coral scepter Japan, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th century

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Lot 5024
MATETSU 磨鉄
A slender black-coral scepter Japan, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th century

Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium

The Zuiun Collection

15 Mar 2017, 10:00 EDT

New York

MATETSU 磨鉄
A slender black-coral scepter Japan, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th century
Carved in umikaramatsu (black coral) as a branch of reishi fungus, the stem incised with an inscription signed Chokunyū koji dai 直入居士題 (Inscribed by Chokunyū the recluse), and signed Matetsu tsukuru 磨鉄造 (Made by Matetsu) for the carving
With a modern Japanese wooden storage box
16 1/8in (40.8cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Tanomura Chokunyū 田能村直入 (1814–1907)

    The adopted son of Tanomura Chikuden 田能村竹田 (1777–1835), the long-lived Tanomura Chokunyū occupied a prominent role in the Kyoto art world and was the first Director of the Kyōto-fu Gagakkō 京都府画学校 (Kyoto Municipal School of Art). Steeped in Chinese literary and pictorial culture, he was a leading exponent of the literati painting style throughout the Meiji era.
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