Natsume

Price:  650,00

Amazing Wajima lacquer 輪島塗 tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with an intricate covering design of stylized design of ‘Monochoria korsakowii’ 水葵蒔 (species of flowering plant), also known as ‘heartleaf false pickerelweed’.

The flowers encrusted with shiny iridescent white mother-of-pearl 螺鈿 (raden), and the plant excecuted in dark silver hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design). Surrounded by golden hiramaki-e swirls of the flowing meandering water the plants are growing from. Set on a glossy black lacquer ground 蝋色漆 (rôiro’urushi). Its interior finished with even black lacquer as well.

This design was clearly inspired by the work of Ogata Kôrin, who was a famous artist of the Rinpa school.

With original signed and sealed wood tomobako 供箱 (storage box). Signed and sealed ‘Sengoku’ 仙石.
And with Japanese leaflet stating the provenance of this natsume is that it was sold by MOA Museum of Art エムオーエー美術館 (MOA Bijûtsukan) is a private museum in the city of Atami, Japan.

Period: Japan – Late 20th century (End Shôwa period/Heisei period).

Dimension:
Height 7.2 cm, Diameter 6.8 cm.

In an excellent original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B3039

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