Nov 7, 2015

New Auction Record for Japanese Lacquer Artist Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)

Although some sectors of the Japanese art market are in the doldrums, that is not the case across the board for all types of Japanese art. Bonham's sale of lacquer arts and paintings by Shibata Zeshin on November 5, 2015 in London demonstrates that fine quality works, by important artists, in fine condition, and with impeccable provenance can command record-setting prices. The start of this auction was LOT 14 a panel with a design of a farmhouse in snow at Sano, dated 1883.
It sold for USD $1,275,401.