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A Japanese Contemporary Large Bamboo Sculpture made of thin strips of madake bamboo and lacquer. The artist is using an irregular, open work plaiting technique creating a kind of large cocoon shape. It can be seen from different angles and it can also be use for flower arrangements as there are openings through which a receptacle can be placed inside. But it can be admired simply as a sculpture. Made by Homura Reiryu ( b. 1970 ) from Oita prefecture, Kyushu, Japan...
A rounded, oblong tea-tray of wood decorated with an abstract pattern in different types of colored lacquer including greys, gold, silver, red and darkish tones. Some incised patterns as well. A highly aesthetic object for use or decoration by the well known lacquer artist Seiichiro Fujino (b. 1972 in Shiga), based in Kanazawa. Japan, 2012. L 32 cm, W 26 cm. For additional information see: “ INSPIRED SHAPES “ Contemporary Designs for Japan’s Antcient Crafts by Ori Koyama.
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in red and black lacquer, the lacquer thin enough to allow highlights of the tiger-striped grain to show through. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns. A perfectly fitted black lacquered lid with elegant finial covers the bowl. It is 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, signed on the base and comes in her red paper box with shiori card...
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in thin black lacquer, the inside clear to best present the exquisite grains of the wood. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns, here visible through the black outside as a soft glow about the center of the bowl. Inside black lines like an abstract ink painting decorating the straight grains. She brings the rim up to an extremely thin edge, abrupt, both delicate and challenging...
There is something deeply elegant and feminine about the work of the female Maki-e artist Arai Etsuko, clearly evident here in this glass sake set decorated with olives in colored lacquer and precious gold powder enclosed in a compartmentalized and signed wooden box. Inside, the simple black silhouette, outside, various shades of green connected by gold branches from which hang fruit in various stages of ripeness. The Tokkuri is 17 cm (6-3/4 inches) tall, the cups 5 cm (2 inches) diameter...
Unique ornamental vessel from 2013, “Flower” Negoro lacquer, silver-leaf, hemp-cloth, metal, wood core. This ornamental vessel starts with a core of carved wood, the petals are joint with steel, then he applies a mix of fibres, lacquer and cloth to form the base on which initiate the long process of lacquering: 30 layers in all...
Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Gold flecks twinkle like stars in the night sky inside this free form dry lacquer sake cup by female lacquer artist Arai Etsuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is made of multiple layers of cloth, paper and lacquer with the final layer dusted with mother of pearl and gold flakes, polished down to a dull sheen. It is the cup 7 cm (2-1/2 inches) diameter, new from the artist in perfect condition...
A splendid antique cut glass cup selected and decorated by contemporary female lacquer artist Arai Etsuko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Glass Maki-e Hai, Yoake (Glass Sake Cup named Breaking Dawn). She said that when she first saw the glass in a street market, she instantly envisioned how the engraved patterns could be accentuated by colors and powdered precious metals. Here an interesting comparison of techniques is possible...
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A natural wood Mizusashi covered in translucent lacquer accentuating the grain, with a sculpted black lacquered wooden lid. It comes enclosed in a wooden box titled Wajima Nuri Mizusashi. It is roughly 20 x 17 x 20 cm (8 x 7 x 8 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Wajima is one of the major lacquer centers in Japan, centered in Wajima city in Ishikawa prefecture...
Perhaps because of its proximity (or lack thereof) to central Japan, the beautiful lacquer wares of Akita may be lesser known than other regions. Here is an exquisite sake cup and katakuchi serer of turned wood covered in multiple layers of soft, black lacquer by Sato Fumiyuki of the Kawatsura lacquer tradition. A belt of gilded binding wrapping the body is the only decoration...
A pair of wood candle stand painted with colorful urushi. The plate for candle on the top is made of metal. In excellent condition except for some tiny chips on the rim of the top plate and urushi came off in the bottom of one candle. 20th century. H:37cm Diameter of the bottom:10cm
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Gold willows drape over the highly unusual silver-tinged blue lacquer surface of this water container by Tonami Sosai II enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Uwajima Nuri Seigin Yanagi Te-oke Mizusashi (Silver Blue Uwajima Lacquer, Willow, Bucket Shaped Mizusashi). The outside is a shimmering blue tinged with silver, while inside is black covered in powdered silver flake. A striking combination...
Tora Tori Gallery
On a black lacquer ground (ro-iro) the hiramaki-e gold lacquer decoration takes up a scene from the "Tale of Genji" or "Genji Monogotari" novel written in the 11th century by Dame Murasaki Shikibu where we see the Genji on a terrace in discussion with a woman while his servants wait for him near a carriage under pines. The inside of the lid, witha mura nashiji ground, is adorned with a silvery autumn moon among the grasses. Supplied with its original wooden box.
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Done in a style reminiscent of Japanese Mingei art, this striking yet functional folk-craft piece is the creation of Chikuunsai Tanabe III. Made entirely of traditional materials, the red lacquer is quite eye-catching and is sure to liven up any setting.
As the name suggests, Chikuunsai (1940-2014) is from a line of woodworkers—“Chiku” in this case meaning bamboo...
SANAI FINE ART & ANTIQUES
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The size of Wooden Box : 7" Long x 5" Wide x 1 3/4" High. The size of indentation area size is 3 1/2" x 4" x 1/16" depth. This is custom made box for the exhibition of Shinya Okamoto on his one man show. It is made in 1989. The top of box has indentation area for Shippo work. It came with original carton. You can use for your own creative purpose or just use as Jewel box. The material of wood is Cedar with brown tone finish with clear lacquer. It has metal hinges. The condition of box is excelle...
A Japanese Kobako (personal storage box) designed with beautiful Yosegi Zaiku marquetry. Made in the Hakone region in Kanagawa Prefecture, it is a single drawer style used to store precious Okimono and treasures.
Yosegi Zaiku is a Japanese traditional craft dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868). Wooden rods of varying natural colors are cut into elongated geometric shapes and glued together to form solid blocks. When viewed from above, the block displays the geometric pattern as in...
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Japanese Boy's Day display set with a helmet (Kabuto) and a screen. The lacquer screen is very shiny like a mirror. See Photo #10.
The dimensions of screen is 21 1/4"H x 50 3/4"W (extended). Screen box: 23" x 25 3/4" x 1/2"H Helmet Box: 15" x 13 1/4" x 10"H
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Miyazaki Shikki (lacquer wares) box, 10" x 12 5/8" x 4", new condition, circa late 1900s. The red is actually darker than shown in the pictures.
The high humidity and temperature in Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu (southern island, Japan) is perfect for drying lacquer wares. During the Pacific War, there was a group of people who migrated from Okinawa to Miyazaki. Among them were the artisans and workers from the Ryukyu Lacquer Ware. It was at a time that over 200,000 casualties were re...