lacquered leather armor

Ressei menpōHalf mask for samurai armor with a fierce expression DATEMid Edo period (1615 - 1867)  18th centuryARTISTMyōchin school A good russet embossed iron mask of me no shita men (half face) type.Even if the mask in unsigned, the type and the features suggest a smith from the Myochin school. INVENTORY NR: men-1191Item for sale. Price on application.    

MimidaraiEarly Edo period, 17th centuryWooden basin with ear-shaped handles decorated with hiramaki-e lacquer and gold and silver kirigane on a nashi-ji ground32 x 27 x 15 cm  The large and thick antique wooden basin is completely lacquered in nashiji gold, with cranes flying among pines, bamboo and orange trees. The overall design and the gilt metal fittings include also the umebachi family crest, in the variation used by the Maeda clan. The designs on the lacquered surface and on the fittings are both typical of the early part of...

Bush of roses, 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 Hokkaido and in...

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