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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Exhibited Japanese Lacquer Box by Sakamoto Kakutaro

Exhibited Japanese Lacquer Box by Sakamoto Kakutaro


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1960: Item # 1440490

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Plovers of carved mother of pearl shell and powdered gold soar over silver foam capped crashing waves surrounding a led rock inlayed into the surface of this spectacular lacquered box exhibited at the 3rd Aichi Prefectural Crafts Exhibition by Sakamoto Kakutaro wrapped in silk and enclosed in the original wooden box. Hira-maki-e, Taka-Maki-e, Kirigane, inlays of lead and shell on a nashiji ground, with silver fitted rims. It contains a black lacquered ink stone with gold edges and round water dropper which are set into a black lacquered “raft” sprinkled lightly with silver flakes. The box is 23.5 x 20.5 x 4 cm (9-1/4 x 8 x 2 inches) and is in excellent condition. The artist’s name card is affixed to the lid of the box, and contained within are a card reading: 3rd Aichi Prefectural Craft Exhibition (Dai San Kai Aichi Ken Kogeihin Tenrankai) as well as a stamp noting the item number from the exhibition (The exhibition was held in 1926). The same stamps are affixed to the bottom corner of the lacquer box.