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"The Fairy Fisherman" Teaware Tray

"The Fairy Fisherman" Teaware Tray

Code: WAKAMIYA12  |  Kawari-nuri Teaware Tray


Artist: Takashi WAKAMIYA

Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, tin powder

Size: H15mm x W150mm x L500mm

Year: 2021


(Original box signed by the artist)



  • The section in black is made using a lacquer decoration technique, namely "Ishi-me- nuri", while the section in silver-grey at the centre of the tray is made of tin powder utilising the "maki-e" technique.  It depicts "The Fairy Fisherman", a painting by Huang Shen, one of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou from Qing Dynasty, 18th Century*. The poem is engraved on the tray using "Chinkin" technique describing a fisherman who enjoys his life -  drinking and staying happy with destiny despite adverse weather at times.

    * Currently in the collection of Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

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