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Lovely Kyo Shippo Box by KINUNKEN, Inaba Cloisonne

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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: item # 1092953

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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN

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Lovely Kyo Shippo Box by KINUNKEN, Inaba Cloisonne
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Such a beautiful color and design!
This Japanese shippo cloisonne work is wired technique(Yusen Shippo).
This charming cloisonne box is decorated with peony, cherry tree and little stream on the bright green color ground.
The material of this box is a golden copper.
The color of Yusen shippo are pink, yellow, deep green, blue, indigo, red and the like. No spots and no crack.
Interior has sparkling gold color, design of the Mt.Fuji, sea, mountain, migrants, sailboat and scenery of small village.
Fine skillful technique in the old age.

Maker's mark on the base.
The maker name is "Kinunken Inaba Cloisonne store".
Master artist of Kinunken is a Inaba Nanaho.
In Meiji 22, an enterprise was inaugurated as a "Kinunken Inaba Cloisonne store", and they have dealt with "Kyo(Kyoto)Shippo" which delicate work shines.
The store was received high evaluation in overseas from early, and it was loved as "Inaba Cloisonne" among lovers.
In the expo of Paris(Meiji 33), "Kinunken Inaba Cloisonne store" was awarded a silver prize and they are appointed as the Belgium Imperial-Household purveyor in the next year.
She is a great craftswoman representing the Kyo Shippo which ranks second to Namikawa Yasuyuki.
She is awarded along with Namikawa Yasuyuki in the world in Kyo Shippo.

Overall condition is excellent except some slight wear on the back of the box.

Dating from Taisyo period, early 20th century.
It comes with fitted wooden kiri-box.

Measurements about: 12cm(4.7") Width, 8.5cm(3.3") Length, 4cm(1.5")Tall.

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