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Japanese Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume

Japanese Gold and Black Lacquer Natsume


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1980: Item # 1326036

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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An exquisite gold and black lacquer natsume with two long-armed gibbons nestled among cascading branches of a mature tree, its interiors in black lacquer with sprinkled gold. The saru, or monkey, a beloved creature often found in Japanese legend and folklore frequently is rendered by the Japanese artist engaged in humanistic and humorous pursuits. This fine lacquered natsume is in excellent condition and Includes double wooden storage boxes. Height: 2.25”, width: 3.25” Showa Period, Japan