Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Carved Wood Habon Leaf Tray by Ueda Josen
Please refer to our stock # MOR8152 when inquiring.
A beautifully carved Kaga-bori tray in the shape of a geometric lilly-shaped leaf upon which rests a large dark-lacquered beetle signed Josen enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Mokucho Habon (Carved Leaf Tray). It is 34.5 x 28 cm (13-3/4 x 11 inches) and in excellent condition.
Ueda Josen was born in Takamatsu in 1909, and studied the local tradition of lacquer and wood carving. He exhibited with the Teiten and Bunten National Exhibitions. In 1937 his work was selected by the Imperial Household. Post war he was a frequent exhibitor with the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Crafts Exhibition. He is especially remembered for his ability to depict insects, a fleeting symbol of the ever changing seasons.
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