Project Description

Lacquer tonkotsu by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

In the form of a large chestnut with shiny reddish-brown skin and ishime lacquer bottom, decorated in black takamakie with a beetle, and on the reverse with five ants heading for a hole

Scratched signature

Height: 7.5 cm

Provenance:

Pontgibaud collection, sold Paris 1971, purchased by Jacques Carré

MR2812

Lacquer tonkotsu by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

In the form of a large chestnut with shiny reddish-brown skin and ishime lacquer bottom, decorated in black takamakie with a beetle, and on the reverse with five ants heading for a hole

Scratched signature

Height: 7.5 cm

Provenance:

Pontgibaud collection, sold Paris 1971

MR2812