• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    A Bone Kiseruzutsu [Pipecase]

    INSCRIBED HINOE INU SHUJITSU SANENZAN SEIHEIKYO AND SIGNED TOKUSAI TO [TOKUSAI CARVED (THIS) ON AN AUTUMN DAY IN THE YEAR OF THE DOG (1826) AT SAN-EN MOUNTAIN, SEIHEIKYO], EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Bone Kiseruzutsu [Pipecase]
    Inscribed Hinoe Inu Shujitsu Sanenzan Seiheikyo and signed Tokusai to [Tokusai carved (this) on an autumn day in the year of the dog (1826) at San-en mountain, Seiheikyo], Edo Period (19th century)
    In the form of a reishi fungus and a hossu, to which bats cling, pipe and ojime
    21.1cm. long


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    Literature

    George Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read Their Signatures, (Honolulu, 1982), p.1107