Inlays in mother-of-pearl and bone. The work is centred by a Shibayama style landscape panel on a gold lacquer ground. Depicting passengers on in a dragon boat, with Mount Fuji to the background. A red mark to the lacquer panel. Signed to the back of the silver. Height with handle 39,5 cm. Width 29 cm.
Wear, loss of decoration, ruptures, dents.
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1 132 - 1 415 EUR
Signed Kōryōshū Yoshishige .
The 'Shibayama technique' was introduced by Shibayama Dosho in Japan in the 18th century. It was used exclusively on items for import to the West. Shibayama artists inlaid with microscopic pieces of inlay, elaborately carved and on a ground of lacquer, to stand out in relief.
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When is the viewing and the sale?
Viewing: May 28 – June 2 at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
Auction: June 3 – 4 at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm