Japanese copper Suiteki Water drop ornament Honma Takusai BOS431
This is a copper Water drop.
There is a signature (takusai) on the bottom of the Water drop.
1812-1891 A metal caster from the late Edo and Meiji periods.
Takusai Homma, a famous metal caster from Sado, Niigata Prefecture, was born in Okubo, present-day Kashiwazaki City, as the eldest son of Tokusai Hara.
Takusai I learned the art of wax casting from Obata Dosai in Edo (present-day Tokyo) before returning to Japan to begin producing artifacts using wax casting techniques.
One of the most popular techniques used in Takusai's work is the "mottled purple copper," a traditional technique that brings out purple patterns.
This technique has been passed down from generation to generation and has influenced many metal casters.
Takusai Honma's works range from tea ceremony utensils, stationery, flower arrangement tools, and figurines, all of which are fascinating to look at and highly popular not only in Japan but also in China.
Condition:used / There are some scratches and stains, but it is in good condition.