Lacquerware robuchi 炉縁

Price:  160,00

Lovely lacquerware robuchi 炉縁 (sunken hearth frame) executed in black and dark red
kawari’nuri 変り塗 (‘other lacquer). The surface with a low relief caused by the linen mesh underground coated by thin layers of lacquer. The canted inner rim decorated with golden hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) of scrolling vines (karakusa). The outer, slightly protruding, rim finished with a glossy black lacquer.

A robuchi is a frame placed in a sunken hearth 炉 (ro) that are installed into the floor of a tea ceremony room to make a charcoal fire.

The frame is quite heavy, indicating the wood used is of a high hard wood quality.

Including wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

Dimensions:
Height 6.6 cm, Width & depth 42.5 cm.
Period: Japan – Shôwa period (1926-1989).

In a very good original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Including wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

Kawara-nuri is a versatile lacquering technique that harnesses the unique qualities of lacquer to create captivating patterns and textures. Originating from the Edo period, it was widely employed in crafting intricate sword sheaths and armor. Today, kawara-nuri finds its application in furniture and more accessible lacquerware.

Due to its quality it is also very suitable to be used as a decorative wall frame or decorative piece on its own.

Ref. No. : B4140 bg24

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