17 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A Mother-of-Pearl-Inlaid Lacquer Standing Screen (Tsuitate)
Edo period (17th century)
Composed of a square panel mounted in a frame supported by rolled, step feet, one side of the panel decorated with two herons wading in a lotus pond, the birds silver lacquer with a mirror finish, the lotus red and silver lacquer or inlaid mother-of-pearl and gold lacquer and the rippling water gold hiramaki-e, all reserved on a black lacquer ground, the opposite side inlaid in mother-of-pearl with a stand of orchids issuing from hollow rock, the edges of the screen further inlaid in mother-of-pearl with scrolling foliage and zig-zag chevrons and the edges accented by red lacquer
22¾in. (57.7cm.) high; 22 3/8in. (56.7cm.) wide
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art (New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1972), no. 221.
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