antique japanese lacquer

Bats with a full moon, Tomizo Saratani (1949 - )Urushi lacquer on panel, 52 x 34,5 cmTakamaki-eSignature: TomizoTomizo Saratani was born in Kyoto and has spent his life working on traditional Japanese lacquer (urushi). After his studies under various teachers, in 1975 he moved to Vienna as an instructor and restorer for the MAK - the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts - where he supervised the restorations of lacquered furniture in Austrian public collections for eight years. He then worked as Japanese lacquer restorer and netsuke artist in London, Chicago and his hometown in...

Momonari kabuto
Elmet shaped as a momonari DATEMomoyama period (1575 - 1615), late 16th centuryMEDIUMGilded iron A gold lacquer helmet of momonari shape. The single-plate shikoro is black lacquered and the original maedate is gilt. The momonari shape (peach-shaped) is inspired by European helmets, specifically designed to deflect the firearms’ bullets.This kind of helmet is well known: they had been made for the campaign of Korea (1592-98) in Kyushu island. The peculiarities of these helmets were that they did not belong...

Four case inro with Zodiac signsLate 18th centuryTakamakie and radenHeight: 6 cm Gilt lacquer inro shaped as a gunbai uchiwa, decorated with the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, inscribed in circles. Antique inro for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: lacc-947 

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