Unusual and original carved wooden Suzuribako representing a turtle in movement with a smaller turtle on the carapace with blond and black horn eyes.
The lid hides the ink stone and its well. Zegetsu signed.
Exceptional sculptural ability of the artist who has managed to give an impeccable realism and extreme truthfulness to the work. By observing the details of the carapace, the folds of the animal's skin and the awkward movement of the big turtle, which is exactly the same in nature, it is easy to understand that it is not only a rare and unusual object, but a work of uncommon refinement.
Edo period, mid 19th century.
The inkstones were made of an abrasive stone, to facilitate the grinding of solid ink (sumi) with water. The dissolved ink accumulates in the well of the inkwell and the calligrapher can control the density of the ink by adjusting the amount of water used.
Many Suzuribako are richly decorated with maki-e lacquer and have a decorative function in addition to storing calligraphy objects, in this case it is difficult to compare them with other Suzuribako of this kind because in most cases Suzuribako have the classic rectangular box shape.
In excellent condition.
The lot will be carefully packaged and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
- Suzuri-bako, Tortugas
- Periodo Edo tardío
- Región / País de origen
- Título de la obra de arte
- Unusual Suzuribako (writing / calligraphy set) - Signed Zegetsu
- Estado muy bueno, ver descripción
- 30×14×16 cm