Large food container
Price: € 900,00
Beautiful large black lacquer dome-shaped jikirô 食籠 (ceremonial food container) with a fitted lid and raised on a pedestal foot. The exterior is all-over decorated with golden maki-e (lacquer design) of crests 紋 (mon) depicting three arched triangles in a circle, surrounded by scrolling foliage (karakusa) with blooming cherry blossoms 桜 (sakura).
The entire interior is executed with a nice even layer of red lacquer.
Height 29.5 cm, Diameter 36.1 cm
Period: Japan – 19th century (Late Edo period/Early Meiji period).
The container is in a good original condition with traces of age and wear. Lid with hairline of 14 cm. Container with two rim chips. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Lacquer food containers like this one were presented by wealthy families at weddings or other important occasions. They would have contained delicacies appropriate to the season.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.