Japanese of Fans Design Lacquer Chest - Kodansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1481989
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Extraordinary Kodansu entirely lacquered in hira and taka maki-e gold (flat areas and reliefs) kirikane, gyobu nashiji, nashiji (powder and small gold leaves) representing numerous scenes from Japan, the golden pavilion, the kyomisudera (temple on stilts), bamboos, maples, pines, cherry trees, various rural and floral landscapes of Japan, all inserted into fans. The interior reveals 3 drawers of different sizes and floral decorations of cherry trees. The drawer grip buttons represent cherry blossoms also in shibuishi (silver and copper alloy) as well as the hinges. The support of this kodansu is original, which makes this set even rarer, especially for its larger size than the majority of these cabinets. This kodansu also has its original storage box with 2 inscriptions, on and in the box indicating the decor as well as the Yasuda workshop, very renowned in the 19th century for its lacquer work.