Black lacquer tray
Price: € 180,00
Large square black lacquer tray with a raised edge and rounded corners. Its surface is randomly encrusted with shiny mother of pearl 螺鈿 (raden) flakes.
The unique speckled lacquer design in hues of brown, red, green, and gold, accentuated by a few small pieces of inlaid mother-of-pearl 螺鈿 (raden).
Dated at the back 1985 (Shôwa 60)
Height 3.5 cm, Width 90.5 cm, Depth 90.5 cm.
Shōwa period (1926-1989).
It is in a good condition with some lacquer loss at the rim. Please take a close look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
Raden (螺鈿) is a Japanese term for one of the decorative techniques used in traditional crafts such as Japanese lacquerware and woodwork. It refers to a method of inserting a board-like material, which is a cut out part of the mother of pearl inside the shell, into the carved surface of lacquer or wood, or a craft made by using this method. The kanji for ra (螺) means shell and den (鈿) means inlaid. “Raden” is a term used only for the technique or work of inlaying thin layers of pearl shells. (From Wikipedia)