antique japanese lacquer

Late Edo period (1615-1867)Hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and gold kirikane.92 x 76 x 31 cmProvenance:Kyoto, Arashiyama MuseumLiterature:Tetsu to urushi no geijutsu - Kyôto Arashiyama Bijutsukan zôhinshû, Kyôto, 1986, pag. 70The construction of this antique shodana is somehow different and richer than the traditional Japanese model: even if in fact there are the fundamental elements, which are a lower compartment closed by two sliding doors and three intermediate shelves, in this piece, there are many other closed parts, including two drawers. More, there are several...

KayakuirePowder-flask Early 19th centuryHeight: 28 cm Lacquered with inlays of mother-of -pearl (raden) and negoro borders in relief. The large kamon in the middle in silvered copper.A similar flask, with the same lacquer surface, shape and kamon, is illustrated in the catalog of the Arashiyama Museum in Kyoto. Samurai accessories for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: acc-663    

Ryoshibako, Paper boxMid Edo Period (1615-1867) 18th centuryLacquer decorated with silver and gold hiramaki-e 38.5 x 28 x 12 cmThe Ryoshibako is decorated with an evocative landscape representing a bush with some typical autumn plants, as pampas grasses and chrysanthemums, under the light of a crescent moon with a design that is repeated also on the four sides. The wooden background, with the visible grain,  well represents the dark sky of an autumn night.Depictions of autumn landscapes have been popular in Japan since Muromachi...

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