Japanese artist, Mihara Ken experiments with multiple firing techniques of his ceramics. More details on his technique can be found at the Toku-art site. See Blogroll for a link under Mihara Ken. | Decanted
Fine Taisho Period (1912-1926) Japanese lacquer ink box (suzuribako). This oval suzuribako is very unusual in shape and in surface treatment. The surface is painted wood grain with a gold high relief painting of a branch of kumquats. There is a single tray inside. The artist's name (Hisayoshi) is signed under the cover in gold.
A water flask for use when travelling . wood covered with natural lacquer, decorated with techniques of hiramakie, takamakie, sabiage a raden, inlaid with plumb and furnished with silk cords . 18th Century - 19th Century; around 1800, Japan Courtesy of the NationalMuseum – the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic