Lacquer tea caddy

Price:  550,00

Uncommon ecru lacquer tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with a nice golden hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief design) of cart wheels submerged in a wild swirling stream.
The design reflects the Heian practice of soaking the wheels of ox carts in water to prevent them from drying out and cracking. A popular theme during the Heian period.
The interior and bottom side finished with slightly textured black lacquer.

Signed at the bottom by the artist ‘Ken’ 徤.

The natsume is in a very good original condition. Please look the photos for a condition reference.

Including original wooden signed and sealed tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

Height 7.2 cm, Diameter 7.4 cm.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989).

Japanese natsume 棗is a type of tea caddy used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Named for its resemblance to the natsume fruit (the jujube). It’s a small wooden container with intricate designs and a layer of urushi lacquer, used to hold powdered tea (usucha; thin tea). The natsume is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, reflecting traditional Japanese design values.

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

Ref. No. : B4232-1d


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