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Yamamoto Sekisô (1872-1944)
Nanga
Set of 10 wooden dishes - meisan 5 decorated with landscapes and 5 with flower compositions
Signed: Sekisô
Seals: Sekisô
Technique: Painted on keyaki (zelkova, Japanese elm wood) Ø 18
Date: winter 1921
Box: inscribed
Condition: fine

On the paper bags the seal of a wood turner from the town of Kuwana (Mie province) where the dishes are called meisan, which is a well known product from the region.
Box inscription inside lid: chazu jûkaku (tea dishes for ten guests)

Sekisô, also known as Sekiyô was a Nanga painter from Handa Owari Province (Nowadays Aichi prefecture). He was the son and pupil of Yamamoto Baisô (1846-1921). Baisô, a pupil of Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863), was considered to be one of the three Nanga masters together with Kodama Katei (1841-1913) and Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915).
Sekisô ‘decorated’ a lot Inuyamayaki, often cooperation with the famous Owari potter Matsumoto Shigenobu (1864-1950).

Reference:
Araki p. 483

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