Lacquer suzuribako 硯箱 (writing box) with cartwheels in water

Price:  1.800,00

A small black and gold lacquer suzuribako 硯箱 (writing box) with cartwheels in water, by the artist Hattori Toshio 服部俊夫 (1943).

Of rectangular form with rounded corners, bearing a lustrous rôiro ground throughout, the exterior sides of the box and exterior of the cover finely decorated in gold and little silver takamaki-e with cartwheels flowing in a dynamically executed body of water with many swirls
and gushes as well as scattered dew drops, the interior tray fitted with a rectangular ink stone and silver suiteki 水滴 (waterdropper).

The underside signed ‘Toshi’.

Hattori Shunsho, was first selected for the Nitten exhibition in Showa 38 (1963). Since then, he has exhibited more than twenty times at the Nitten and other exhibitions, winning numerous prestigious awards. In 1995,
he had an audience with Pope John Paul II and presented the Pope with a lacquer reading table. In 2004, he created the shelves for the guest room of the Kyoto State Guest House of the Government of Japan. He is a member of the Kyoto Crafts Artists Association, the Kyoto Lacquer Artists Association, and the Sokokai.

Period: Japan – Shôwa period – Second half 20th century


Height 3.3 cm, Width 11.5 cm, Depth 25 cm.

Excellent condition with minimal wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : 93175-1d bg24


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