About the object

Carved through the darker skin to the slightly lighter coral beneath such auspicious symbols as a flying crane, minogame, bamboo and pine.  The base carved with waves and a the mokkobishi-mon of the Asakura family

Unsigned. Circa 1820

Width: 7cm

Provenance: 

George Lazarnick, Honolulu, sold in his sale at Sotheby's, London, 14 November 2000, lot 101.

Information:

The carving technique simulates the tsuiko method of carving lacquer to reveal a lighter ground beneath

Stock number

MR2654