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Paulownia wood ikebana vessel, lacquer, sparrow on bamboo, Japan

Paulownia wood ikebana vessel, lacquer, sparrow on bamboo, Japan


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1930: Item # 1448433

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Tall vessel of square shape, cut out of a section of a Paulownia (kiri) tree showing knots on three sides, where side branches used to be. The wood is stained dark brown. One side of the vessel is decorated with inlays/appliques and lacquer paint. The appliques colored with gold sprinkle, silver flakes and green lacquer.
A sparrow is sitting on a bamboo stalk.
Red patinated copper liner.

Japan, Taisho era, 1920s

H 11.75 x W ca. 5 x D ca. 5 in.

On the bottom of the kiri wood and on the bottom of the copper liner is written in felt pen: M.E. Boone 821-0930.

Condition: Dent, scratches, scuffs in the wood, consistent with light usage. Liner bent and dented, green insultation? stuff along the bottom seam on the inside.