Black lacquered sword stand
Price: € 950,00
Gorgeous black lacquered sword stand 刀掛け (katanakake) for 3 swords fully encrusted with tiny pieces of shiny blue mother-of-pearl 螺鈿 (raden).
In the centre a cartouche decorated with refined hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) and takamaki-e 高蒔絵 (high-relief lacquer design) in shades of gold and silver depicting a pair of recumbent deer 鹿 (shika) on a hill surrounded by flowering bushes of peonies 牡丹 (botan), pine tree saplings 松 (matsu), bell flowers 桔梗 (kikyô) and pampas grasses 薄 (susuki).
In a good original condition with some traces of wear and age. A few pieces of shell are missing on the left side-post. The whole stand is a bit warped. Please take a close look at the photos for a clear condition reference.
Height 41.7 cm, Width 46 cm, Depth 19.6 cm.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
In Japan, notably in the Shinto religion, deer are viewed as sacred messengers from the divine.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.