An exquisite set of 4 lacquered tea ceremony implements reminiscent of Sahari-do, a highly prized silver-bronze alloy, but made entirely in the dried lacquer (Kanshitsu) technique and covered in powdered metal by Yamanaka Nuri-shi Maehata Gaho enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Gin-tamari Kaigu. The set consists of a Mizusashi fresh water container with lid, Kensui spent water container, Shakudate water scoop container and a futa-oke lid rest. The Mizusashi is 7 inches (17 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (18 cm) tall; the Shakudate is 7 inches (17 cm) tall and all are in excellent condition.
Maehata Gaho (b. 1936) is the son of Maehata Shunsai, and stands as the 9th generation heir to the family lacquer tradition. He studied extensively , tea forms under Murata Dokan, Ishiji-nuri technique under Nakamura Chokan, Maki-e under Hoya Bisei before establishing the Mugen-an studio (now a designated cultural asset of Ishikawa prefecture). In 2003, he was commissioned to oversee the restoration work at Kenchouji temple (Important Cultural Property). His works are highly prized with in the tea world and he has been widely exhibited. When creating a piece, Maehata believes that “one should treat every object as if it were a precious jewel” so that the object itself becomes a statement