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Japanese Kinma Tea Caddy by Bunkido

Japanese Kinma Tea Caddy by Bunkido

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1309687

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214 Kanki-cho Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8492 Japan

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Japanese kinma chaire (tea container) by Bunkido II, Fujikawa Ransai (1840 - 1915).
Kinma is a lacquer technique in which patterns are engraved on ground lacquer and filled in with color lacquers, lacquered again and polished for gloss. The base itself is made by Rantai technique, woven bamboo strips substrate into shapes and coated with lacquer.
Fujikawa Ransai showed his works at Paris EXPO (1889).
His father Fujikawa Kokusai (Bunkido I) spread "Sanuki (in Kagawa Prefecture) Zonsei" in Japan in the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).

Measurements about : 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) diameter and 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) hight.
Comes with tomobako (original wooden box), the lid say "Kinma chaire" and the reverse side say "Bunkido zo (made)" and Ransai's seal. Chaire itself has no sign.
It is in excellent condition.