|Stockno.:||K17-073||Artist:||Ippyōsai Ryō 一瓢斎良 (b.1971) ||Description: ||Black natsume (lacquer tea caddy) with willow tree and cherry blossom flower decoration in maki-e. Inside silver-sprinkled nashiji (gold or silver sprinkled powder). Inside of the lid has been signed with a monogram by the artist.
Since the early Edo period the Ippyōsai noble family has produced high quality Kyoto tea ceremony lacquerware. For centuries and generations they produce high quality products that adhere to the strict traditional rules. Presumably this natsume is produced by an artist from the 8th century: Ippyōsai Ryō.
||Signed:||Original box, signed on the bottom with ‘maki-e artist Ippyōsai’ and the Ippyōsai family crest. Inside lid of the wooden box reads willow sakura natsume. ||Size:||9 cm (h).||Condition:||Price:||€ 2650||Reference:||