Bunjin okimono “Kayōboku”
Lotus leaf-shaped wooden carving
Wood & lacquer
Edo period, 19th century
H:10.5cm, D:43cm, L:51cm
Collector’s box with the description about this item (see below)
Wooden lotus leaf
I don’t know what kind of wood is used for this objet but it is totally natural. The form is quite strange but its outline is not carved.
Mr. Nakayama of Nara wanted to obtain this piece and asked Mr. Imamura.
The trace of carving of the back is well done and its patina is fantastic more and more with age.
He thought the trace of carving of the backside is too much well done and the old patina
Mizunotoi (=a year of the 60 Chinese sexagenary cycle, 1923), late Autumn, Master Kan’un