18 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 5,000
A Lacquer Standing Screen (Tsuitate)
Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Namiki kan Shobi and kao
Lacquered in polychrome takamaki-e with two long-tailed birds in autumn maple trees, the branch rendered in grey and black lacquer finished in ishime, all against a red-brown ground, the reverse decorated with a Rinpa-style winding stream and falling maple leaves, black-lacquer ishime frame
46¾ x 41¾in. (118.8 x 106.1cm.) (2)
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