High quality lacquered lidded food container 喰籠 (jikirô)
Price: € 1.600,00
High quality lacquered lidded food container 喰籠 (jikirô) with an intricately carved continuous motif of ruyi clouds in Chinese style. The carvings show that it is constructed of fine layers of red and black lacquer. This technique is known as ‘guri’ 倶利 lacquerware.
The rims of the cover and base are finished with brass lining. The interior and base lacquered evenly black.
Height 9.5 cm, Diameter 25.3 cm
Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1916).
In a very good original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
The guri lacquer technique comes from China and can be traced back to the Tang dynasty (618 BC – 907 AD). Guri and tixi lacquerwares are some of the rarest and most sought-after works in Chinese art.
The ruyi symbol derives from China as wel. It is an ancient Chinese symbol and has many variations. Most ruyi have two swirls curling inward with a point opposite The word ruyi itself comes from the two characters rú (如) and yì (意), and together they literally mean “as one wishes.” However, that is only the surface meaning—the inner meaning has been enriched over thousands of years of Chinese history.
Including black lacquer wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with a inscribed label describing its contents.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.