Silver lacquer tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with autumn leaves 椛 (momiji)

Price:  900,00

Fantastic dark silver lacquered cylindrical tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with a refined continuous silver and gold hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) and takamaki-e 高蒔絵 (high-relief design) of autumn leaves 椛 (momiji). Some leaves accentuated by nashiji 梨子地 (sprinkled gold lacquer). The inner rim lacquered in gold decorated with a few leaves as well.

The interior is lacquered evenly black, with a lovely detail hidden in the lid; a rake is hidden here, ready to be used to clean up all the autumn leaves. The rake is surrounded by silver and gold specks of different shapes.

The circular recess at the bottom is signed by the artist.

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

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

Height 7.2 cm, Diameter Ø 6.8 cm.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989)

Maki-e, (蒔 絵, literally sparkling painting) is the art of decorating lacquered wood objects with coloured powders (mainly in gold or silver).

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

Ref. No. : B2409-1d


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