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LOT 11 - AK0124

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By Heian Tsunemasa, signed Tsunemasa and kakihan
Japan, first half of 20th century

Of rectangular form, bearing a roiro ground sprinkled with silver lacquer, the cover with a central silver roundel surrounded by wispy clouds embellished with kirigane, the central roundel lacquered in iro-e takamaki-e on a gyobu nashiji ground depicting Jurojin seated beneath a pine tree with a red-crested crane on his right and a stag on his left. The deity holds his fan in his right hand, his gnarled cane in his right, and is robed in red, teal, and silver robes decorated with auspicious symbols and tied at the waist by a gold sash with a central peach worked in coral. The cover’s interior decorated with a full moon inlaid in gold and surrounded by thin clouds with kirigane and nashiji detailing above a waving ocean crashing against thick takamaki-e rocks. The inside with six compartments, a rectangular inkstone, and the original silver water dropper in the shape of a crane. Signed underneath TSUNEMASA with a red kakihan (artist’s cursive monogram).

SIZE 4.6 x 22.9 x 25.4 cm

Condition: Excellent condition with only very minor wear and few typical losses to kirigane flakes.
Provenance: From a Dutch private collection.

With a fitted tomobako box, inscribed Heian Tsunemasa saku [made by Heian Tsunemasa] and accompanied by a label describing the suzuribako.

The name Heian 平安 was frequently used by lacquerers of the Zohiko company.


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