Subject:Japanese lacquer box and symbolism on a screen
Posted By: Tom Aspden Fri, Jan 24, 2020 IP: 126.96.36.199
Hi, I wondered if somebody was able to work out what the character in the square on the left was, as I understand the two vertical characters to be Setō, as stated below the mark, and the mark meaning 'made'.
I also wondered whether anybody knew the significance of the flaming object in the 3rd picture, since I have seen it in multiple Japanese pieces, and don't know what it is meant to represent. Note that this is on a separate object to the lacquer box.
Thanks very much for your time and insights,