Japanese Lacquer Hibachi Bucket set from the Meiji Period (1868-1912), made in Circa 180-1912.
The Hibachi “Fire Bowl” is a traditional Japanese heating device. It consists of a round, cylindrical, or a box-shaped, open-topped container, made from or lined with a heatproof material and designed to hold burning charcoal. It can be used as a wine bucket holding Ice and 1-2 bottles of liquor. In the west, the term "hibachi" refers to a small cooking stove heated by charcoal (called shichirin in Japanese) or to an iron hot plate (called teppan in Japanese) used in teppanyaki restaurants.
This design uses a Raden technique along with Maki-e. Raden is a decorative technique that uses the iridescent parts of seashells like abalone, turban shells, and pearl oysters, which are shaved very thinly. Ra means a spiral shell and den means to decorate. The technique was conveyed to Japan from China about 1300 years ago, and marvelous examples can be seen at the Shoso-in Treasure House in Nara.
This Japanese Lacquer collection is a result of the von Buren trips to Japan and its various antique fairs, where this entire lot was collected, that ranges from 70 to over 250 years.
Size : 27x25 cms per piece
Weight 2.4 kgs per piece