Black lacquer hirobuta 広蓋 (presentation tray) with ‘threeleaf arrowhead’ 沢瀉 (omodaka)
Price: € 650,00
Beautiful & large black lacquer 蝋色漆 (roiro’urushi) hirobuta 広蓋 (presentation tray) with rounded corners and a gold lacquered rim. The tray is decorated with a gold and silver hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 and takamaki-e 高蒔絵 design of a flowing and winding river with the plant ‘threeleaf arrowhead’ 沢瀉 (omodaka) growing at the bends. This image is set on a black background with some nashiji 梨子地 details. It is painted in the style of the famous artist Ogata Kôrin.
A continuous gold lacquer design of swirling foliage runs across the entire side. On the long sides this design comes together with at a golden crest depicting a bellflower 桔梗 (kikyô) in a hexagon.
The bottom of the hirobuta is completely covered by a nice even black lacquer.
The hirobuta is in a very good condition, with only some minor traces of age and wear. Please take a close look at one rim chip. The black lacquer is still very vibrant with a nice shine to it. This even black layer in combination with the contrasting gold and silver tones gives the hirobuta a striking and wondrous appearance.
Height 9.9 cm, Width 72.9 cm, Depth 48.9 cm.
Period: Late Meiji-period
Hirobuta 広蓋 served as a tray for formal presentation to present gifts or other items, like a kimono or business cards.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.