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Artist: Takashi WAKAMIYA

Materials: Natural lacquer, hemp cloth, linen, gold powder, inlays of shell

Size:  H40mm x φ68mm

Year: 2018


(Original box signed by the artist)



  • Inspired by the incense burner work by the Japanese metal master Shoami Katsuyoshi, the box top is overlaid by the sophisticated chrysanthemum pattern. Master Wakamiya applied Kanshitsu,  a Japanese dry lacquer technique to create the three-dimensional petals. Inside the delicate round box, gold powder and a tiny raden butterfly is inlaid. As said in the Xiushi Lu (髹飾録), the best raden should always be exquisite and detailed as the painting.

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