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Lacquered tray (hirobuta)

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Price:  850,00

Beautiful large lacquered tray (hirobuta) in high relief, with a lovely lush image of Chrysantheum flowers and branches (kiku) on a basis of Naiji sprinkled gold lacquer. With gold lacquered rim, with some very minor signs of age and ware (please see last pictures). When looking closely one can see the the use of mother of pearl on some of flowers below the goldleaf lacquer. It looks like some pieces are missing, but this is a purpously done to indicate the slow starting decay of the flowers. Chrysanthemum blooms in autumn and is the representative flower of Japan and the symbol of longevity.
The design was inspired by the famous painter Ogata Kōrin (Japanese: 尾形光琳; 1658 – June 2, 1716). who created many famous images like this one. Including wooden transport box. Except for the minor ware on the rim this piece of lacquerware art is in very nice condition.

Meiji – Taisho-period.

Size : H. : 7.5 cm W. : 60.9 cm D. : 42.6 cm

Shipping and handling not included.

Ref. No. : 93197

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