Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949) | A lacquered stone sculpture | Showa period, 20th century
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The Charlier and Cortina Collection
Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949)
A lacquered stone sculpture
Showa period, 20th century
the natural stone decorated in relief iroe-hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, keuchi and in-laid in mother-of-pearl, with a large octopus, one of its tentacles coiling around the shell of a hermit crab
16 cm., 6¼ in. high
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Saratani Tomizo (b. 1949) began his career as a lacquerer in the 1960s, apprenticing under lacquer artists Saratani Katsuzo, his father, and Suzuki Masaya. He joined the Kyoto lacquer workshop Zohiko in 1971. In 1975-81 he moved to Vienna as a restorer and lecturer in the Austrian National Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), participating in the Vienna World Craft Exhibition in 1981. Throughout the 1980s-90s, Saratani lived in London and Chicago, both producing his own work as well as carrying out lacquer restoration.