Akamaru Setsuzan, brocade flower-shaped plate with figures, birds and flowers

explanation of the work

Even after a considerable number of years, the brilliance of kinrande has not diminished and is still shining. On the other hand, in some panels, figures of people, flowers and birds, snow-capped mountains (similar to Mt. Fuji) and nearby trees are drawn, which are like Japanese paintings. It is a colorful painting that is woven with brocade and color paints.

size ; diameter about 21.5 cm  height about 4.5 cm

The panels are large, and the largest fan-shaped panel has a tasteful design such as “a young samurai blows a whistle following a servant under moonlit night.” In other panel, flowers and birds are drawn with snow-capped mountains in the back.

 

 

 

 

The snow-capped mountains and trees are put together in one panel. Snow scenes also are drawn on works by Akamaru Setsuzan, so it seems that he had a fondness for his back name “Setuszan” (雪山 snow-capped mountain)

 

 

 

 

In a completely different way, the back has an elaborate picture of a large fruitful pomegranate.

This work is a flower-shaped bowl, and the height of the foot is about 2 cm, which is slightly higher than the others, and it is deeply cut inward. It is a rare molding for this time.

 

 

The back name is “Kutani / Setsuzan-do”. Others include “made by Setsuzan” or “made by Akamaru Setsuzan-do” or “painted by Setsuzan-do”.

 

 

 

 

creator of the work

About the creator of the work, search for “Akamaru Setsuzan’s work and his history”.

 

reference No. 18112413
date of exhibition October 10, 2019
price sold out
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