This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

A keyaki (Japanese zelkova or elm) burr wood tray carved as a folded lotus leaf

Incised signature beneath: tesseki to with kao. Circa 1925-35

78 by 44 cm across

With original box, titled on the cover kayoshikikobon [lotus leaf shaped incense tray], signed and sealed beneath to tesseki saku with seals toshi and tesseki


Tesseki is thought to have been a student of Kano Tessai (1845-1925), and therefore to have worked at Nara

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