The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Meiji period Lacquer Writing box, Ikeda Taishin

Meiji period Lacquer Writing box, Ikeda Taishin


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1439444

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Exotic fruits rise in three dimensions from the surface of this circular box by Ikeda Taishin containing a writing stone and water dropper in the shape of a cluster of peaches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York holds a stacking lacquer box by Taishin also decorated with autumnal fruits. The upper surface is performed in an orange-peel texture of rust color, the inside and bottom nashiji gold flake on black. Lacquered wood with gold, silver, black, green, yellow and red takamaki-e, hiramaki-e. It is 18 cm (7 inches) diameter and in overall excellent condition, enclosed in a kiri-wood custom made collectors box.
Ikeda Taishin (1825-1903) was the most accomplished apprentice of Shibata Zeshin (1807–1891), with several works exhibited at the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair cemented his fame and was named a member of the Imperial Art Academy (Teishitsu Gigei-in) in 1896. Work by him is held in the collection of the Imperial Household, the aforementioned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The V&A in London, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, the Walters Museum in Philadelphia, and the Edoardo Chiossone Museum among others.