October 18, 04:42 AM GMT
100,000 - 150,000 HKD
Kuroda Tatsuaki (1904-1982),
A black lacquered mother-of-pearl ‘fubuki’ tea caddy, chaki
「人間國寶」黑田辰秋 （1904 - 1982年）
the interior of the tea caddy’s cover painted with artist’s mark in red, double Japanese wood box, inscribed with the name of the item, the inner box with artist’s name and seal mark
overall h. 7.4 cm
Kuroda Tatsuaki was designated a ‘Living National Treasure’ for woodwork in 1970. He is also an important lacquer artist in Japan particularly known for his mother-of-pearl inlay technique. In 1968, Kuroda received an imperial commission to design seating furniture for the new audience room in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. In 1976, he was nominated as the Person of Cultural Merit.
Compare a similar tea caddy also by Kuroda in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (inv. no. FE.1-1978).