Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Cloisonne enamel vase, wire, moriage, with Ise-ebi (lobster)

Metal wire, Ebi (lobster) brown colored ground cloisonné, repeated Ise-ebi pattern, on metal base
14 in

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Stylized later Ando sei signature, Late Meiji period

Iseーebi’s shells resemble armor clad warrior and is considered good energy leading to luck. It has been used as lords’ gifts to others and has been a luxurious food even before the Edo period.

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