Small refined gold and black lacquered wooden ikô

Price:  650,00

A refined gold and black lacquered wooden ikô 衣桁 (clothing rack) from a hinamatsuri ひな祭り (Girls’ Festival) set. In full-size such a stand was mostly used for official displaying kimono.

Of typical form, the body of the rectangular detachable frame decorated with covering hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) of the theme ‘The Three Friends of Winter’ 歳寒三友 (Saikan Sanyû) comprising bamboo- 竹 (take), pine tree- 松 (matsu) and plum tree 梅 (ume) branches. The fitted bronze hardware engraved with a scrolling foliage (karakusa) design. Ikô equipped with such exquisite hardware were mainly used in Buddhist temples.

Considering the age the ikô is in a very good original condition with traces of wear conform age. Please take a good look at the photo of one of the attachment points as it is somewhat worn. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.

Dimensions without blocks:
Height 60.9 cm, Width 68.7 cm, Depth 24 cm.
Period: Japan – Late Edo period (First half 19th century).

Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a religious (Shinto) holiday in Japan, celebrated on 3 March of each year. Platforms covered with a red carpet–material are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. (From Wikipedia)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4388


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