Hidari Issan (1804-1857)

Iwashiro, circa 1840

A dark cherrywood carving of a bundle of charcoal

A dark cherrywood carving of a bundle of charcoal, a loose collection of longtitudinal sections and cross segments. The circular sections dry with radial cracks that bring to mind the petals of the chrysanthemum and is referred to as kiku-zumi.

A dark cherrywood carving of a bundle of charcoal
A dark cherrywood carving of a bundle of charcoal

Signed: Hidari Issan
Length: 5.1cm

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