Lot 363
A Set of Five Lacquered Keyaki Wood Soup Bowls with Covers by Ikeda Taishin (Japanese, 1825-1903)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Meiji period (1868-1912), bowls and covers in original signed tomobako, signed on inside "Taishin" in black ink with red artist's seal, five bowls and covers with autumn vegetables decoration in black, gold, silver, and red takamaki-e and hiramaki-e on natural wood grain ground, the interior of the cups and covers with black lacquer ground and decorated also with gold, silver, and red takamaki-e and hiramaki-e, a stunning museum worthy presentation by a master lacquer artist of the Meiji period.

Bowl 2.75 x 3.75 in. diameter

Collection of John Sylvester, Durham, NC

Purchased from an antique shop in Japan.

Ikeda Taishin was the leading pupil of the celebrated lacquer artist Shibata Zeshin, Taishin's art works are held in the collections of many leading museums worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Excellent condition; wooden storage box has a crack down the center.

$1,000 - 2,000