This is a traditional Japanese Natsume lacquerware tea ceremony matcha container. Natsume is the name of the fruit the container gets its shape after. The inside of this container is in beautiful condition, while the outside has seen some sleight wear on the lid. It has a beautiful cherry blossom motif in silver. The tea caddy was purchased between 1960s to 1970s and brought back by its previous owner from being stationed in Japan.
Lacquerware is done with one of the traditional painting techniques is makie, and it is applied using gold and silver powders sifted over wet patterns painted with urushi, and the parts are filed and polished to straighten the patterns. Chinkin is another technique that adheres applications, such as powder or gilt made from gold or silver, or colorant which is applied on carved patterns.
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