SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH  枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890

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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH 枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,000 - 11,000
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH 枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸
Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
Album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll, urushi-e on paper with silk mounts and wood jikusaki decorated in lacquer with butterflies, depicting a black-lacquered yatate (portable writing-box) in the shape of a folded fan, the hinged lid partly pulled aside to reveal the fude (brush), suzuri (ink-grinding stone), and suiteki (water-dropper) within, a branch of cherry with leaves and two blossoms lying behind the yatate; signed Zeshin 是真; seal: Zeshin? 是真(不詳)

Overall: 115 × 34.7 cm (45¼ × 13 5/8 in.)
Image: 19.1 × 16.2 cm (7½ × 6 3/8 in.)


With fitted wooden tomobako storage box inscribed outside Edazakura to yatate Zeshin urushi-e 枝桜と矢立 是真うるし画 (Cherry branch and yatate lacquer painting by Zeshin); cardboard outer storage box (3)
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SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH  枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH  枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
SHIBATA ZESHIN 柴田是真 (1807–1891) FAN-SHAPED PORTABLE WRITING-BOX AND CHERRY BRANCH  枝桜と扇子形矢立図紙本漆絵掛軸 Meiji era (1868–1912), circa 1870–1890
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