OCTOPUS ON A STONE
"Octopus on a stone" are made in the traditional Japanese technique Takamaki-e and can be used as a stand for a brush or a pen, weightpaper. Octopus body - Sabi-Urushi, colored Urushi and silver Hiramefun, inlaid eyes: mother of pearl and black water buffalo horn. On the lower part of the stone, the skeleton of a fish is made with silver Marufun. Dimensions: 4.4 cm x 3.1 cm x 3 cm. 2020. Available for purchase.
Peonies - surprise with their splendor, some varieties begin to bloom in Japan in winter, they can be seen under thatched huts covered with snow, and become symbols of determination, courage and endurance. In China, the peony is a symbol of spring, nobility, honor. Peonies on a stand - the meeting of winter and spring, the joy of a new life and the awakening of nature! A peony with two small buds was carved from a single piece of mammoth tusk, Urushi varnishes, silver, burnt. Peony dimensions: length - 6.1 cm, width - 4.7 cm, height - 5.1 cm. Stand length - 10 cm, width 6.7 cm. 2022. Available for purchase.
SNAIL AND DEW DROP
"The snail and the dew drop" are made in the traditional Japanese technique of takamaki-e and can be used as a holder for a brush or a pen, weightpaper. The snail shell was covered with black Roiro Urushi with mother-of-pearl grains - Kasumi. Snail body was created with Sabi- Urushi in Takamaki-e relief, black Roiro Urushi and silver Marufun. Pebbles were covered with Kanshitsu, Takamaki-e relief of grass was covered with Kanshitsu, opal. Dimensions: 6.7 cm x 2.9 cm x 3.9 cm. 2020. Moldova, a private collection.