This elegant maki-e tea caddy (natsume) is a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese lacquer works. The whole wooden body is coated with silver and gold-powdered lacqer (fundame) in which abstracts trees are scratched and repainted with black lacquer forming a forest. Gold painted taka maki-e moon with golden halo. Inside coated with silver lacquer. Rims in gold.
Signed underneath Setsuri 雪里. Comes with signed and sealed silk wrapper (tomogire) and inscribed wooden box getsurin maki-e natsume 月林蒔絵棗 ("Golden lacquer tea caddy with moon and woods"), signed and sealed Setsuri 雪里.