Japanese Black Lacquer Bo Dansu From Yamagata - Meiji Period

Japanese Black Lacquer Bo Dansu From Yamagata - Meiji Period

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    Japanese Black Lacquer Bo Dansu From Yamagata - Meiji Period

    M676

    £2,350.00

    This striking antique Japanese Bo Dansu chest is made in Sakata black lacquer. This style of black lacquer tansu was made in both Tsuruoka & Sakata but Sakata ironwork was flat and thick whereas Tsuruoka specialised in repoussé (raised metalwork). This chest dates to the late 19th century in the Meiji period (1868 - 1912) and is constructed from kiri and would have been made in Sakata in Yamagata prefecture.

     

    There is a central bo (locking bar) which gives the bo dansu its name. A key is supplied. There is a lockbox in the bottom right corner and four drawers in total. 

     

    The ivy kamon on the central locking bar called tsuta kamon is most often associated with the Matsunaga clan. This design of black tansu was often presented to a bride in her new home. The ironwork depicts various tsuta (ivy) designs and on the bottom drawer, a crane is depicted flying above a dragon. The iron drawer pulls (hikite) on the front are fern (warabite) shaped which was a classic shape used during the Meiji period. The pole hangers (saodoshi) are not covered by a metal plate showing this as an earlier piece. 

    From Japan

     

    87.5 x 43 x 99 (wxdxh cm)

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