art japanese

Kamisaka Sekka (1866 - 1942)Late 19th-first half of the 20th centuryPainting with fan, Moon and Plume GrassFan-leaf mounted as a kakejiku (hanging scroll), ink, colors, and gold wash on paper, depicting a stand of susuki (plume grass) against the moon, ivory jikuSigned: Sekka 雪佳 with seal Seisei 青々Mounting: 143.5 x 68.8 cm Painting: 53 x 17.4 cm Provenance:Patricia Milne-Henderson CollectionHosomi Museum, KyotoLitterature:Kamisaka Sekka: Rimpa Master - Pioneer of Moder Design,  Kyoto 2003, p.117 n. 48Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important...

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Six-panel screenInk, color and gold on paper, 39.5 x 248 cmCirca 1920Signed: Sekka with round seal Seisei A six-panel screen depicting stalks of blue, dark blue and white kikyo (Chinese bellflower) growing from behind bamboo fences, some leaves depicted with the tarashikomi technique. The bamboo fences and some flowers' details are in gold.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artist who brought the traditional aesthetic in western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at...

A three-case inrō, 19th century Signed: Jōkasai
A three-case inrō, 19th centurySigned: JōkasaiHeight: 7.3 cmGold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, hirame, aogai and metal inlays. Interiors in nashiji. With a large shell from the kai-awase matching game, simulating with various lacquer techniques a painted landscape with a swallow inlaid in shakudo above a river, with pine branches entwined by wisteria. The reverse with another shell seen from the outside. The background decorated with horizontal bands of geometrical diaper patterns on each compartment with different techniques and the rare use of red and green lacquer.Painted shells can be...

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