|Yamamoto Sekisô (1872-1944)|
Set of 10 wooden dishes - meisan 5 decorated with landscapes and 5 with flower compositionsSigned: Sekisô
Technique: Painted on keyaki (zelkova, Japanese elm wood) Ø 18
Date: winter 1921
Box inscription inside lid: Chazu jûkaku (tea dishes for ten guests)
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 local product.
Sekisô, a Nanga painter from Handa Owari Province, was the son and pupil of Yamamoto Baisô (1846-1921). Baisô was considered to be one of the three Nanga masters together with Kodama Katei (1841-1913) and Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915) and has been a pupil of Nukina Kaioku (1778-1863). Sekisô ‘decorated’ a lot Inuyamayaki.