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A LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHIST MONK
Lot 92 - JAP0522

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Lot details

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

Finely carved and assembled from multiple pieces of wood, naturalistically modeled seated cross-legged and looking straight ahead, the right hand raised, wearing a loose-fitting monastic robe cascading in voluminous folds and secured by a sash hanging over his left shoulder, the face with a stern expression marked by furrowed ridged brows, his brown eyes neatly painted, flanked by long pendulous earlobes.

HEIGHT 49 cm (excl. base)

Condition: Good condition with some wear, minor age cracks, flaking and small losses to lacquer, a loss to one finger, the lacquer possibly renewed over time, minor old repairs. The base with wear, age cracks, flaking and losses to lacquer.
Provenance: Collection of Adalbert and Thilda Colsman, thence by descent in the same family. Adalbert Colsman (1886-1978) was a German businessman and art collector. From 1915 to 1958 he was the managing director of Conze & Colsman, a long-standing German silk producer. He was friends with several German painters and a patron of the Museum Folkwang in Essen. In 1964, he founded an art foundation together with his wife Thilda.

With an old lacquered wood base of rectangular form decorated with rosettes.

Auction comparison:
Compare a related lacquered wood figure of a seated monk, dated 16th-17th century, 47 cm high, at Bonhams, Fine Japanese and Korean Art, 15 March 2017, New York, lot 6151 (sold for 10,000 USD).

 
 

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