Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chrysanthemum blooms

This grouping of five chrysanthemum blooms is carved in boxwood that has been colored. It measures 1 1/2" at the widest point. The idea for this piece came from a finial to a silver incense burner from the late Edo/Meiji period in Japan.

For my netsuke, I tightened up the group to better serve the requirements of the craft. 


Damien Ward said...

Hi there,
Sorry for the irrelevant comment in relation to the post, but i couldnt find any other contact options or details.
Ford suggested i talk to you about whether you might possibly know any sources for 'peacock' grain Japanese persimmon wood?
I'd really appreciate any help you can give me, as after a lot of looking over the last 6 months i've come up with no real leads.

This is the kind of grain pattern and colour i've been looking for





Doug Sanders said...

Sorry- no leads either.