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Artist:Chikuedō Tsuibu 竹影堂鎚舞(b. 1956)
Description: Open silver, copper and bronze container. With original signed box. Made with the nerikomi hagiawase hammer technique. With this technique multiple alloys are soldered, twisted, stretched and hammered. The process is repeated several times to create the base material. Alloys used are: bars of silver, brass, kuromi-do (an alloy of copper and 0.1%-1.0% metallic arsenic) and shibu-ichi (an alloy of silver and copper). Chikuedô Tsuibu started working with metal after failing his university entrance examinations. His father is Chikuedô Eishin, an established metalsmith in Kyoto, and he encouraged him to study engraving of metal. His apprenticeship started in 1977 and in 1990 Tsuibu established his own studio where he also teaches his craft.
Size:19,5 cm (w) x 15,5 cm (h).
Price:€ 5600

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