Gold Lacquer Tea Caddy (natsume) by Kakinoki Akira (1926-2009) For Sale
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Gold Lacquer Tea Caddy (natsume) by Kakinoki Akira (1926-2009)

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Luxuriously decorated tea caddy (natsume) made by Kakinoki Akira (1926-2009). The exterior is finished in polished black lacquer (roiro) and elaborately decorated with gold and silver takamaki-e camellia blossoms and sprinkled (nashiji) marple leaves on golden leaves of aralia. Interior is black lacquer. Rims are in gold and subtly decorated with abstract floral patterns. Sealed underneath on the golden base: 'Akira'. Fitted wooden box is inscribed: 'Maki-e kôyô tsubaki natsume, Akira saku' ("Gold lacquer tea caddy with autumn leaves and camellia blossoms." Still mostly unknown in the west, Kakinoki Akira (1926-2009) was one of the important Japanese lacquer artists of the last century who gained large national recognition. He was awarded by the Japan Minister of International Trade and Indusry in 1964 and received many prices at the Japan National Exhibiton Nitten throughout his career. At Nitten exhibition he was also receiving highest honors in 2004. Dimensions: H 7,4 D 7,4 cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Kakinoki Akira (Artist)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    unknown
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredWood,Gold,Silver
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU4555114150891
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