19 February 2007
THE FIRST SIGNED BAKUHO, THE PAIR SIGNED SHOKEI, WITH SEAL ZEN, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
The first depicting a samurai on a bridge and a pair of plaques decorated with bijin, framed
43cm. and 43cm. high (3)
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The seal on the second is possibly a version of the seal of Kato Zenji III of Seto, who was commissioned to make decorated plaques for the Imura Toki Gakojo of Yokohama, and was renowned for his enamelling prowess.
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