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Japanese Lacquer Tray with Cards
- 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 charming motif of scattered cards 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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The creation of a lacquer tray such as this would have. . .
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
4 1/4" high x 29 3/4" wide x 21 1/8" deep