container, incense

container, incense

about 1916-26
Artist
Tsuishu Yozei XX, 1880-1952
Country
Japan
container, incense
carved lacquer
Sam F. and Freda R. Davis Charitable Trust
2011.282A-B
Tsuishu Yozei XX. container, incense. about 1916-26. carved lacquer. Sam F. and Freda R. Davis Charitable Trust. 2011.282A-B.
Dimensions
diameter: 3.5 in, 8.8900 cm; height: 1 1/8 in, 2.8575 cm
Inscription
Yozei Kore wo Tsukuru | Ni-ju Sei
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Incense Container (Kogo) with Vine and Berries (Sanekazura) by Tsuishu Yozei XX (Tsuishu Toyogoro), (1880-1952) Japan, Kyoto about 1916-26, Taisho period Lacquer Funds from the Sam F. and Freda R. Davis Charitable Trust 2011.282 Born to a Kyoto family that specialized in carved lacquer (choshitsu) since the 1300s, Tsuishu Yozei XX revitalized and modernized the art form. To make this piece, he built up layer upon layer of lacquer on a wood core, then carved back through the hundreds of layers of lacquer to create a three-dimensional design. Depending on the depth of carving, different levels of color lacquer were revealed.
Known Provenance
At least 2011, Kaigedo Japanese Art, Seattle WA, acquired in Japan at unknown date; 2011, DAM collection, museum purchase.

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