Natsume weeping willow

Price:  650,00

Beautiful black lacquer 蝋色漆 (rôiro’urushi) tea caddy 棗 (natsume) with a refined golden hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief design) of a large weeping willow 柳 (yanagi).

The inside of the lid is decorated with an intricate design of a bridge next to a turning waterwheel and two stone-filled baskets. Transcending into a dense reddish gold nashiji 梨子地 (sprinkled gold lacquer) interior, which is also used on the recess on the bottom side. The rim heightened by a bamboo leaf motif.

This famous scene refers to the famous bridge crossing the Uji river 宇治川 in southeast Kyôto which is surrounded by weeping willows.

Including original wooden signed and sealed tomobako 供箱 (storage box). Signed and sealed by the artist Suzuki (Heian) Kônyû II 鈴木(平安)光人 (1945-?). Born in Kyôto, son of first generation Kônyû (b.1923). In 1965 started studying under his father. In 2000 he succeeded his father and became the second generation Suzuki Kōnyū.

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

Height 7.3 cm, Diameter 7.3 cm.
Period: Japan – Shōwa period (1926-1989).

Natsume (棗) (tea caddy) : The natsume is named for its resemblance to the natsume fruit (the jujube). Cha-ire and natsume are used in different ceremonies; normally cha-ire is used when serving koicha, and natsume for serving Usucha (thin tea). (From japanese-tea-ceremony.net)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4581


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