Black lacquer tea caddy

Price:  550,00

Nice black lacquer tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with a colourful hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief design) of a folded yellow kimono with a silver and red chrysanthemum flower pattern. The base with a few golden stylized ‘fog’ streaks.
The interior finished with shiny black lacquer.

Including original wooden signed and sealed tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with a leaflet about the artist Takahashi Masayoshi 高橋正良. Who became an independent lacquer artist in 1975 and lives in the town Yamanaka, Ishikawa prefecture.

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

Height 7.2 cm, Diameter 7.3 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Shôwa period/Heisei period (Late 20th century/Modern).

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. : B4233-1d


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