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AN IMPRESSIVE INLAID BOX

SEALED TEIJI, EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (MID-LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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AN IMPRESSIVE INLAID BOX
SEALED TEIJI, EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (MID-LATE 19TH CENTURY)
The two-tiered box and cover decorated in gold, red and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and nashiji on a black lacquer ground with stylised birds and butterflies among clouds and flowers, and inlaid with glazed ceramic decoration of numerous insects, molluscs and crustaceans, nashiji interior
19cm. high
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Teiji worked in Nagoya in the mid-19th century, one of a number of lacquerers who took part in the so-called 'Ritsuo revival' by using glazed pottery as well as or in addition to traditional techniques, other members of this group included Miura Ken'ya (1825-89) and Ito Kenkoku (b. 1853).1

1. E. A. Wrangham, The Index of Inro Artists (Harehope, 1995), pp. 286-7; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Shadows and Reflections: Japanese Lacquer Art from the Collection of Edmund J. Lewis (Hong Kong, 1996), cat. no. 26
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