Wajima lacquer low table

Price:  1.300,00

Captivating rectangular Wajima lacquer low table 座卓 (zataku) featuring shiny black lacquer with an elegant design of pampas grasses 薄 (susuki) illuminated by a large moon 月 (tsuki). Executed in fine lines of chinkin’bori 沈金彫 (lit. “gold-inlay carving”).
Raised by four rectangular removable feet.

Height 32.7 cm, Length 151.5 cm, Depth 91 cm. Top height 5.2 cm.
Period: Japan – 60s (Shôwa period).

In a very good original condition with some minimal traces of use, like a some minor lacquer loss along the rims. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Inscribed in gold lacquer on the bottom: ‘Traditional craft Wajima Lacquerware’ 伝統工芸輪島塗 (Dentôkôgei Wajima’nuri).

Wajima lacquerware, known as Wajima-nuri 輪島塗 in Japan, is a distinct form of traditional lacquerware crafted in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture. Renowned for its exceptional beauty and durability, Wajima lacquerware stands out due to its unique technique of layering multiple coats of urushi (lacquer) mixed with powdered diatomaceous earth, known as jinoko. This special undercoating, applied meticulously onto delicate zelkova wooden substrates, not only enhances the longevity of the lacquerware but also gives it a distinct luster and resilience. With its exquisite craftsmanship and use of locally sourced materials, Wajima lacquerware continues to be cherished as a treasured Japanese art form.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4178


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