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Japanese Lacquer Tray
Japanese Lacquer Tray
Japanese Lacquer Tray
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Japanese Lacquer Tray

  • This Meiji-period lacquer tray represents the mastery of Japanese craftsmen
  • Precious materials are precisely inlaid in the lacquer base, creating a highly illusionistic effect
  • It features a cart and a mountain executed in mother-of-pearl and gold
  • The creation of a lacquer tray such as this would have been an incredibly time-consuming process
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$19,800
Item No. 31-7131

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Description
Hailing from illustrious Meiji-period Japan, this lacquer tray showcases the mastery of Japanese craftsmen. Precious materials are precisely inlaid in the lacquer base, creating an alluring three-dimensional effect. Silver borders the intricately laid design, which features a maki-e motif of a cart before a towering mountain, executed in mother-of-pearl, gold and other precious materials. The deep black background provides the perfect backdrop.

The creation of a lacquer tray such as this would have been. . .
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Hailing from illustrious Meiji-period Japan, this lacquer tray showcases the mastery of Japanese craftsmen. Precious materials are precisely inlaid in the lacquer base, creating an alluring three-dimensional effect. Silver borders the intricately laid design, which features a maki-e motif of a cart before a towering mountain, executed in mother-of-pearl, gold and other precious materials. The deep black background provides the perfect backdrop.

The creation of a lacquer tray such as this would have been an incredibly time-consuming process; the art form is considered among the most labor intensive in the world and requires an exceptional level of finesse. Intricately detailed lacquer trays such as this reveal the mastery of their maker.

The tray comes set in its original box.

Late 19th century

2 5/8" high x 21 1/4" wide x 15 3/8" deep
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Japanese Lacquer Tray
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Other
Depth: 15.38 in. (39.05 cm)
Width: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)
Height: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
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