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OGAWA HARITSU (RITSUO): A SMALL CERAMIC AND LACQUER INLAID KIRI WOOD BOX AND COVER WITH BUDDHIST OBJECTS

Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), unsigned
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The kobako of rectangular form, the kiri (paulownia) wood of an attractive grain and color, the rounded edges with black lacquer, the sides and cover inlaid with glazed ceramic, polychrome lacquer, and mother-of-pearl, depicting various Buddhist objects such as a mokugyo (temple bell) with beater, a hossu (fly whisk), and a reishi scepter among falling petals, the interior with sparsely sprinkled gold flakes on a roiro ground.

HEIGHT 7.8 cm, WIDTH 13.5 cm, DEPTH 10.5 cm

Condition: Overall good condition with old expected wear, natural age cracks, the hossu handle and part of one petal are lost.
Provenance: Collection of Wivica Ankarcrona Borell (1935-2019), old collector’s labels to interior. Her grandfather Sten Ankarcrona was a Swedish marine officer who came to Japan on a special mission in 1923, bringing back vast collections of Japanese art and decorating his summer house, creating first a Japanese garden and later a complete Japanese building as documented in Svenska Hem i ord och bild (Swedish Home in Words and Pictures) in 1928, providing a fascinating look at this golden age of European collecting. Their guest book contains the signature of the Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf as well as that of the Japanese crown prince, later Emperor Akihito.

Ogawa Haritsu (formerly often referred to outside Japan by his alternative name of Ritsuo) was among the first Japanese lacquer artists to establish an independent reputation outside of the hereditary craft dynasties of Kyoto, Edo, and Kanazawa. Following an early career as a haiku poet, he is thought to have first turned his attention to lacquer design in middle age and soon attracted a wide following thanks to his novel choice of subject matter and pioneering and imaginative use of unusual materials; at some point after 1710 he was hired by Tsugaru Nobuhisa (1669-1747), lord of a domain in northern Japan, for whom he worked until 1731.

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Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo, 1663-1747), unsigned
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The kobako of rectangular form, the kiri (paulownia) wood of an attractive grain and color, the rounded edges with black lacquer, the sides and cover inlaid with glazed ceramic, polychrome lacquer, and mother-of-pearl, depicting various Buddhist objects such as a mokugyo (temple bell) with beater, a hossu (fly whisk), and a reishi scepter among falling petals, the interior with sparsely sprinkled gold flakes on a roiro ground.

HEIGHT 7.8 cm, WIDTH 13.5 cm, DEPTH 10.5 cm

Condition: Overall good condition with old expected wear, natural age cracks, the hossu handle and part of one petal are lost.
Provenance: Collection of Wivica Ankarcrona Borell (1935-2019), old collector’s labels to interior. Her grandfather Sten Ankarcrona was a Swedish marine officer who came to Japan on a special mission in 1923, bringing back vast collections of Japanese art and decorating his summer house, creating first a Japanese garden and later a complete Japanese building as documented in Svenska Hem i ord och bild (Swedish Home in Words and Pictures) in 1928, providing a fascinating look at this golden age of European collecting. Their guest book contains the signature of the Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf as well as that of the Japanese crown prince, later Emperor Akihito.

Ogawa Haritsu (formerly often referred to outside Japan by his alternative name of Ritsuo) was among the first Japanese lacquer artists to establish an independent reputation outside of the hereditary craft dynasties of Kyoto, Edo, and Kanazawa. Following an early career as a haiku poet, he is thought to have first turned his attention to lacquer design in middle age and soon attracted a wide following thanks to his novel choice of subject matter and pioneering and imaginative use of unusual materials; at some point after 1710 he was hired by Tsugaru Nobuhisa (1669-1747), lord of a domain in northern Japan, for whom he worked until 1731.

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