Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The shokoda (calligrapher) modelled seated, his right arm holding a paintbrush, in his left a paper slip, wearing a finely carved robe with geometrical roundels and intricate details, the face showing a calm expression. The base with generously excavated, asymmetrical himotoshi and signed within a rectangular reserve.
LENGTH 4.4 cm
Condition: Very good condition, minor wear, some light surface scratches.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm collection, Paris.
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