antique japanese lacquer

MimidaraiEarly Edo period, 17th centuryWooden basin with ear-shaped handles decorated with hiramaki-e lacquer and gold and silver kirigane on a nashi-ji ground32 x 27 x 15 cm  The large and thick antique wooden basin is completely lacquered in nashiji gold, with cranes flying among pines, bamboo and orange trees. The overall design and the gilt metal fittings include also the umebachi family crest, in the variation used by the Maeda clan. The designs on the lacquered surface and on the fittings are both typical of the early part of...

fubako
FubakoA small lacquered letterbox decorated with maple leavesEarly Edo period, 17th century13.5 x 4.8 cm Lacquered box decorated with maple tree leaves and a mother of pearl calligraphy. Antique original Japanese lacquer for sale. Stock number: lacc-1386 

YutōA large turned and assembled wood negoro ewer for hot waterMomoyama period, 16th centuryHeight: 36.8 cm Literature:“Negoro: Efflorescence of Medieval Japanese Lacquerware”, Miho Museum, 2013, cat. 259 Negoro lacquer wares were produced in Negoro-ji, the head temple of the Shinai Shingon sect of Buddhism. During medieval times, Negoro utensils were used in shrines and temples related to Negoro-ji for everyday use and for ritual purposes. The cinnabar red layers of lacquer on these wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, revealing the black undercoat. A...

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