A quality natsume such as this is made of turn wood, typically hinoki or Japanese cypress. The wood is lacquered in the traditional Japanese method with over 20 coats of urushi lacquer. This particular lacquer is black and d ecorated in a makie gold "Autumn Flowers" motif, this is a beautiful example of Japanese lacquerware.The kiri wood box included is signed by the maker Tomohio. Having been only very sparingly and lovingly used for decades this natsume remains in fine c ondition. A simple cylinder shape and a normal. Measuring approximately 2 3/4" tall by 2 1/2" in diameter (7 x 6.25 cm).
A very elegant and functional piece of art to hold your favorite tea or some other treasures. PLEASE NOTE: Any other items shown in the photos besides the Natsume are props and example of how the item might be used and are NOT included in the sales of this listing. You'll love it , I guarantee it. Shogun's and the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for nearly 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed.Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing.
See photos and descriptions for condition. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tea Caddies". The seller is "shoguns" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.