RARE Old E 20th C Japanese Inro Gilt Box Artist Suga Shoen Signed Landscape Mark

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RARE Old E 20th C Japanese Inro Gilt Box Artist Suga Shoen Signed Landscape Mark

2,300.00

Measurement
3.5 H x 1.125 D x 2.125 W in (8.9 x 2.9 x 5.4 cm)

Weight
2.2 oz (64 g)

Description
Japanese Inro.
Includes wooden box, and artist information on rice paper.

Artist: Suga Shoen II (1898-1979)
Living National Treasure - now deceased.

Born in Tokyo, Shoen I’s second son, and studied under his father. He took the name of Shoen II in 1935. In 1943 he won Shin Bunten selection in 1943, and undertook the Art Preservation Qualification which enabled him to receive raw materials for his work during the war. He was also awarded a Takaoka City cultural prize in 1943.

The Toyama prefecture commendation for his service to Art was awarded in 1955, and he was recognized as a Toyama prefecture intangible cultural asset in 1964.

He became a Living National Treasure in 1974, and died in 1979.

Condition
No restoration. See photographs for condition. Please contact us for further information.

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