Lacquer tea caddy by Sakashita Yûhô

Price:  280,00

Lovely lacquer tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with refined hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) featuring 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.

Executed in gold lacquer on a glossy black lacquer substrate. The interior finished with glossy black lacquer as well.
A pine tree forest 松 (matsu) at the base of a mountain.
The interior done in glossy black lacquered as well, finished with golden fundame 粉溜地 (matt lacquer) rims

Including original wooden signed and sealed tomobako 供箱 (storage box) by the artist Sakashita Yûhô II 坂下雄峰二代 (1952). Born in Yamanaka as the eldest son of the first generation Yûhô Sakashita (1919-?). He has been studying under his father since 1970. In 2011, he succeeded the second generation Yûhô.

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

Height 7.3 cm, Diameter 7.4 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Shôwa period/Heisei period (Last quarter 20th century).

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C1064


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Looking for something else?