PARA RZEŹB, Shibayama, Japonia, era Meiji 1868-1912

A pair of Japanese cylindrical sculptures, supported on a wide wooden base.

The depicted scenes depict fighting samurai. The heroes sitting on horses are shown in a dynamic way. There are cherry blossoms around them. The sculptures were made in the shibayama technique.

Japan, Meiji era: 1868-1912

Bamboo, bone, mother of pearl, partially covered with lacquer.

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4 200 zł tax incl.

Dimensions: 53.5 cm high x 19 cm wide base x 13 cm in diameter

Preservation condition: decorative cavities of bone and mother-of-pearl in places.

The shibayama technique was initiated in the years 1772 - 1781 by the Japanese artist Onoki Senzo. The name derives from the town he came from.

It consists in joining together various materials, such as mother of pearl, bone and wood. Precious materials and raw materials are primarily applications placed on the sculptural surface of wood.

The above sculptures are themselves a decorative element of the decor. Moreover, depending on the owner's wishes, they can be used as vases or vessels for storing calligraphy brushes.