Tea Caddy with Knotweed Design (Translation)
虎杖蒔絵平棗 二代砺波宗斎 昭和 (Primary Title)

Tonami Sosai II, (Japanese, 1918-2004) (Artist)

1980 - 2000
Lacquer on wood, maki-e, egg shell, mother-of-pearl inlay
Overall: 2 5/8 × 3 3/8 in. (6.67 × 8.57 cm)
Showa period (1926-1989)
宗斎作 (made by Sosai), incised underside of tea caddy
See Inscription
Storage box: 虎杖蒔絵平棗, 宗斎作 (Itadori makie tea caddy, made by Sosai) with two artist's seals; 宗 (so), 斎 (sai)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment

Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA's full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.