Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Japanese Carved Lacquer Box by Yamada Akio
An abstract floral motif is carved through the multiple layers of lacquer forming the surface of this Kanshitsu Dry Lacquer Poem Card Box by 20th century artist Yamada Akio enclosed in the original signed wooden. It is 29.5 x 32.5 x 4 cm (12 x 13 x 2 inches) and is in excellent condition.
Yamada Akio was a lacquer artist active throughout the mid 20th century. A student of Living National Treasure Otomaru Kodo he was well versed in the art of Sanuki lacquer carving, and exhibited with the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten and Shin Kogeiten where he was awarded in 1988. Kagawa Shiki lacquer from the Island of Shikoku stood largely ignored for much of the 20th century, but has recently received a good deal of attention in retrospect.
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