Keyaki (zelkova serrata) burl wood
63,5 x 44,5 x 5 cm
Meiji-Taisho, ca. 1890-1912
Wooden storage box
Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet (Simplicité Japonaise october 2020 - june 2021)
Double Lotus Tray signed 𝐈𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐤𝐢
Tray in the form of two rippling lotus leaves, their edges curling and partly eaten by insects.
Signed on the reverse with a carved signature by the artist: Tesseki and with a kakihan.
Ito Tesseki was active at the end of 19th to early 20th century.
𝐈𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐤𝐢 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐢 (𝟏𝟖𝟒𝟓 – 𝟏𝟗𝟐𝟓), 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐚.