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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) - Sake Flasks (Tokkuri), pair
Japan
dated: 1873
Glazed ceramic
H: 14 cm (5 1/2 inch), D: 5.5 cm (2 1/8 inch)

Poem 1:
Fluttering merrily and
sleeping in the dew
in a field of flowers,
in whose dream
is this butterfly?
Rengetsu age 83 (1873)

Poem 2:
The spring wind
ever stirs
the branches
of the willows:
silence
Rengetsu age 83 (1873)

Original box with a poem written on the lid, see above.

Published: Black robe white mist: art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu, National Gallery of Australia exhibition catalogue, Melanie Eastburn, Lucie Folan, Robyn Maxwell (ed.), 2007, no.99 and 100, ill. p.80.

Price: $7,500.00
Itemcode: 1147

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