Product Description

Ishii Seishi (1899-1984)

A two-fold lacquer screen depicting a persimmon tree in gold, silver and various coloured taka-maki-e (high-relief lacquer) against a dark orange ground

Signed: Seishi saku (made by Seishi)

Japan, Showa era 1942

Dimensions: H. 105 cm x W. 124cm (41¼” x 48¾”)

The tomobako (original wood box) is signed Ishii Seishi saku (made by Ishii Seishi), sealed Seishi, and inscribed Showa junana nen no Bunten shuppin (exhibited at the Bunten exhibition in 1942).

Exhibited: The 5th Shin-Bunten Exhibition (The 4th Section, Arts and Crafts division), 1942, no. 18.

Published: Nitten-shi hensan iinkai (The committee to compile the history of Nitten exhibitions) ed., Nittenshi (History of Nitten Exhibitions) vol. 15 (Shin-Bunten Exhibitions III), (Tokyo, 1985), p196, 205, no. 18