Project Description

A Guri Lacquer Smoking Ensemble, by Mitsumine Senshi

Comprising a senryuzutsu pipe holder and tonkotsu, both elements finished with multiple thick layers of differently coloured lacquer and then carved with numerousous masks, revealing the lacquers beneath.  The base of the tonkotsu is boldly carved with a two character seal

Both parts signed, the pipe case mitsumine senshi, the container mutsumine, both followed by a kaō

The pipe case 21 cm long, the tonkotsu 8 cm wide

Guri lacquer ojime

Provenance:

Purchased from Trudel Klefisch, Cologne by E.A. Wrangham in 2009 (no. 2341 in his collection)

Bonhams London, Wrangham Collection Part VI, lot 67

MR3857

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