Black lacquer ground, with gold metal mounting. Decorated in gold, red and green hiramakie lacquer with peonies growing from rocks. Signed KOKKÔSAI. Brought out by Pilot. Length 5 ¼ inches (13.3 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1995. Pristine condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 7 1/8” (L) x 1 5/8” (H) x 2 ½” (W) (18 x 4 x 6.3 cm), placed inside white cardboard box. All leaflets, instructions, etc., and 10 ink cartridges, included.
This piece is located in Europe (EC).
Red lacquer ground with an all-over design of stylized chrysanthemums (kiku mon) in chinkin technique. Chinkin technique consists of incised lines filled with gold dust. Black lacquer interiors. Signed at bottom in incised characters: SHIGEIO. Wajima chinkin lacquer. Height 2 ¾” (7 cm), diameter 2 3/8” (6,7 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1982. Perfect condition...
Japanese Lacquer (Urushi) bowl made by Azuma Hideo (1950~ ) who is an emerging urushi artist and a craftsman. Gourds are hand-carved on wooden base and red and black urushi are lacquered. Brand-new condition. Contemporary. Height 8.5cm 3.3" Diameter 13.5cm 5.3"
Set of five circular red dishes, decorated in black lacquer with the flowers of the seasons. The base of thin but strong cypress wood, the wood-grain visible through of top-layer of red lacquer over a base-coat of black lacquer. Each dish decorated with a black lacquer line- drawing of one of the five seasonal plants (Plum, orchids, pine, bamboo, chrysanthemum.) Each dish signed at the underside with a gold lacquer seal ZÔHIKO. Japan, approx. 1985.
Diameter 4 ¼ in...
Deep red-brown lacquer ground decorated in black lacquer with an all-over design of scattered cherry petals. Black lacquer interiors. Inside the lid decorated with the outline of the Yoshino hills in sprinkled gold powders and applied with scattered tiny gold metal cherry petals. Height 2 7/8” (7.3 cm), diameter 2 5/8” (6.7 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Very slight rubbing, otherwise perfect condition...
The greatest of all Wajima-nuri lacquer Chin-kin artists, Konishi Keisuke's work.
It is based on wood, decorated in gold chin-kin makie on the roiro(shiny deep black)lacquer ground.
He did first winning a contest in Nitten in Showa 41(1966).
Three special selection, 20 winning a contest or more.
One of the most expensive artists, and he is the most popular in a present-day Wajima-nuri lacquer artist.
He has a prominent lacquer technique and good design qualities...
Red lacquer ground, engraved with five fan-shaped panels, each depicting flowers of the seasons such as plum, bamboo, orchids, and chrysanthemum. The design outlined in dark silver lacquer. The bottom in black lacquer. Black lacquer interiors. Height 2 7/8” (7.3 cm), 2 7/8” diameter (7.3 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 ¼ x 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches (11 x 9 x 9 cm)...
A superbly crafted wooden tray of Tocchi (Horse Chestnut), the top hollowed out and the bottom painstakingly textured and covered with natural clear urushi lacquer by woodworker Iwamoto Yasuo enclosed in the original signed wooden box and bearing an exhibition label on the base. It is 27 x 47 x 7 cm (10-1/2 x 18-1/2 x 3 inches) and is in fine condition, dating from 1985. Tocchi wood is highly prized for its intense grain patterns and the tiger-stripe effect in its surface.
A rounded, oblong tea-tray of wood decorated with an abstract pattern in different types of colored lacquer including grays, gold, silver, red and darkish tones. Some incised patterns as well. A highly aesthetic object for use or decoration by the upcoming lacquer artist Shiichiro 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. 480
Azuma Hideo (1950~ ) is an emerging urushi artist and craftsman whose work is novel and creative. This is a wooden bowl on which camellias and a plum tree with blossoms are carved and painted with urushi (Japanese lacquer). In excellent condition. Contemporary. Height 11cm 4.3" Diameter 16.5cm 6.5"
From our Southeast Asia Collection, an inscribed lacquerware covered vessel from the famed U Aung Myint workshop in Myinkaba Village, Pagan Burma (Myanmar), from which the British Museum has commissioned pieces for display in London. See Isaacs and Burton, Visions from the Golden Land, Burma and the Art of Lacquer page 222-223...
Black lacquer ground, decorated in gold and red lacquer with an all-over design of overlapping Japanese crests, kiku and kiri mon, resembling those seen in the Kôdaiji temple, Kyoto. Black lacquer interiors, gold lacquer rims. Height 2 7/8” (7.2 cm), diameter 2 5/8” (6.7 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Very slight rubbing, otherwise perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (10.5 x 9 x 9 cm), inscribed at cover Kôdaiji makie, natsume...
Elegant, functional paper knife, reminiscent of Art Nouveau Style. Smoothly carved wood base, covered with Japanese black and red lacquer (urushi), and applied with cracked eggshell. Reminiscent of Art Nouveau Style.
Length 8 15/16 in...
Glossy black lacquer ground, decorated in shades of red and gold lacquer, gold powders (nashiji, kinpun), crushed blue shell (aogai), and gold foil squares (kirigane) with colourful tsubo-tsubo toys. Bottom and interiors of silver lacquer, rims of gold lacquer. Height 2 ¾” (7.1 cm), diameter 2 5/8” (6.8 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1990. Tiny scratch at top, otherwise perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches (10.5 x 8 x 8 cm), inscribed at the ...
Very fine Japanese "Go" board and a "Go" bowl and Go pieces set.
Artist name "Somata Shinzan"(1932~).
A famous Wajima lacquer artist with many domestic award histories.
Go bowls are decorated in beautiful rise makie on the roiro(shiny deep black)lacquer ground with tiger and dragon design.
Go board is based on real Japanese nutmeg tree,Hon-Kaya.
A grain of wood is very beautiful.
There are two kind of Go piece.
A white is based on real Japanese common crient clam...
Tea caddy of low, wide shape (hira natsume). The wooden base covered with semi-transparent dark brown lacquer. Decorated in red lacquer with stylized chrysanthemums and grasses with inlaid silver metal dewdrops. The bottom in black lacquer. Black lacquer interiors. Height 2” (5.2 cm), diameter 3 1/8” (8 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 3 ¾ x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 inches (9.5 x 10 x 10 cm), inscribed at one side tsuyu kiku (dew drops on chrysa...
Set of five black lacquer, circular dishes. Each dish decorated with a plant of the season: flowering plum beside waves, young ferns and grasses, flowering Malvern plant, red maple trees at a hill, and bamboo beside the full moon. All on glossy black lacquer ground, the decoration in shades of gold, silver, red and brown sprinkled lacquer (hiramakie), and with gold powders. Decorations in the style of Ogata Korin. Made for Heiando by Wanyo. Japan, ca. 1985.
Diameter: 6 ½ inches (16.5 cm).
Design of leafy maple branches in gold and green lacquer on black. Inside black lacquer. The inside of the lid painted in gold lacquer with three fishes ascending water and a rock. Height 2 ¾” (7 cm), diameter 2 7/8” (7,2 cm). Purchased in Japan around 1980. Perfect condition.
In fitted wooden box (tomobako) 4 ¼ x 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches (10,5 x 9 x 9 cm), inscribed at the front ‘Ao-momiji’ (Green maple leaves), large size tea caddy. Signed and with red seal imprint at front of tomoba...