The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Exquisite Lacquered Bowl Designed by Nakamura Daisaburo

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1940: Item # 1401448

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A golden camellia shines iridescent on the egg-shell thin wood grain of this lacquered bowl designed by important early 20th century artist Nakamura Daisaburo, the work executed by Yoshida Kinnen enclosed in the original wooden box titled Tsubaki Maki-e Kashibachi and signed within Heian Yokodo. The craftsmanship is phenomenal! It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) diameter and in excellent condition.
Nakamura Daizaburô (Daisaburo, 1898-1947) was born into a family in the cloth dying industry of Kyoto, and studied painting at the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine Arts, and the Kyoto Municipal School of Painting then under Nishiyama Suisho. He specialized in paintings of beauties and served as artistic director for Nikkatsu film studios, often using actresses from the studio as models for his paintings, and from 1925 held a position at his alma mater. He was exhibited at the Bunten/Teiten National Exhibitions. He had a strong interest in traditional Japanese performing arts, the Tea Ceremony, Noh Theater and played both the flute and hand-drum. He was also well versed in Western cinema and classical music. For more on this artist see Taishô Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia, and Deco. Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001. pp72-77. Works by the artist are held in the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Honolulu Academy of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the National Museums of Modern Art in both Tokyo and Kyoto among many others.