A pair of Arita oil-lithage on porcelain vases and covers, Japan, Edo period, 18th-19th century
with four alternating lacquered panels of birds amidst cherry blossoms and shishi lions with peonies against an underglaze blue scrolling lotus ground, the domed covers similarly decorated and surmounted by shishi finials
Haut. 63 cm, 24 7/8 in.
Villa di Pigna Corte di Bonvincino, Turin.
Sotheby's London, 17th November 2009, lot 160.