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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #532680 (stock #10448)
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Excellent writing box, or suzuribako, in high gloss black lacquer, decorated with inlay of thin strips and thin pieces of mother-of-pearl. On the cover a heron is fishing on one leg between flowering iris and water lilies. On the inside of the cover more iris and a butterfly. The inside of the lower section decorated on the outside with carnation. On the inside flowering water lilies and iris. The water dropper in bronze with copper colored patina, in the shape of a carp. Rims of lower part and of cover mounted in silver. Bottom of lower segment signed (signature inlaid in mother-of-pearl and seal mother-of-pearl inlaid into red lacquer: Gazan saku; Gazan. Japan, Taisho period. Ink stick and two brushes (contemporary) included.
Comes with its original tomobako, signed and sealed on inside of cover: Kimura Gazan saku, red seal: Gazan. Inscribed on the outside in black ink: Gosuzuribako and moriwaka/tojaku (?) moyo raden (design inlaid in mother-of-pearl). 10 5/8 x 9 1/8 x 2 ΒΌ in. (27 x 23.1 x 5.1 cm)
Excellent condition.

Kimura Gazan was a Taisho period lacquer artist. No further information was found on the artist.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #493617 (stock #L 119)
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Decorated with a sprig of flowering chrysanthemum on the glossy red ground in shades of gold and silver lacquer (hiramakie, takamakie) and inlaid with tiny pieces of blue-green shell (aogai), the reverse decorated with two butterflies in gold lacquer. Unsigned. Comes with kiribako.
Length 8.4 in. (21 cm), width 1.3 in. (3.4 cm).
Perfect condition.

This piece is located in Europe.