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 Japanese Lacquered Choshi Sake Kettle


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1440439

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An ornate sake kettle of hexagonal scallops inlayed with auspicious symbols in mother of pearl and featuring a gold lined shoulder of powdered gold nashiji in the center of which rests a red lacquered lid emblazoned with an oak leaf and the mitsudomoe crest and featuring a jade glass finial. The scalloped shape is one of the most challenging for a lacquer artist. It is in overall excellent condition and comes enclosed in a period custom made wooden box dated the third month of Meiji 25 (1893). Including the spout the body is it is 21 x 18 cm. There is a chip in the glass finial, and inside one may see a repair in a different shade of lacquer, with a bubble in the lacquer on the bottom (see close-up photos).