Accessory Box (Tebako) with Tiger Lillies, Pinks, and Cricket

Accessory Box (Tebako) with Tiger Lillies, Pinks, and Cricket

about 1912-30
Artist
Unknown
Country
Japan
box
lacquer on wood
Funds from Janice McCullagh and Roy Sparkman in honor of Kyoko Kita
2011.258A-B
Unknown. Accessory Box (Tebako) with Tiger Lillies, Pinks, and Cricket. about 1912-30. lacquer on wood. Funds from Janice McCullagh and Roy Sparkman in honor of Kyoko Kita. 2011.258A-B.
Dimensions
height: 3.25 in, 8.2550 cm; width: 5 1/8 in, 13.0175 cm; depth: 7 7/8 in, 20.0025 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Accessory Box (Tebako) with Tiger Lilies, Pinks, and Cricket attributed to Umezawa Ryushin (1874-1953) Japan, Kyoto about 1912-30, late Taisho-early Showa period Lacquer on wood Funds from Janice McCullagh and Roy Sparkman in honor of Kyoko Kita 2011.258 The brilliant summer flowers represented on this box are similar in depiction to Japanese-style Painting (Nihonga) of the late Taisho and early Showa period. Although unsigned, this box is extremely close in design to one by Umezawa Ryushin, who was the third son of the famous painter and lacquerer Shibata Zeshin (1807–91). The flowers and cricket on this box were created with sprinkled metallic and colored powders that were covered with a layer of black lacquer. Using a technique called togidashi makie, the lacquer was then polished with charcoal to reveal its underlying image.
Known Provenance
At least 2011, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA; 2011, DAM collection, museum purchase.

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