A light and delicately woven musozutsu, constructed of long strips of pale bamboo, each strip running vertically down the case forming an attractive plait to the bottom and top of the case. The surface of the case is decorated with a lone bird in gold and a silvery blue lacquer. The bird stands next to a lotus, its leaves extend up the case and around both sides onto the verso, the flesh of the lotus leaves rendered in gold and brown isime with strong gold veins.
Signed Eiseisai, who appears previously unrecorded, yet the quality of the lacquer and delicacy of the weave shows a very talented artist and I’d certainly like to see more work from this hand.
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