Japanese Lacquer Large Container Rice Bowl from the Edo - Meiji Period (1603-1912), made in circa 1867-1880. This specific bowl was a container for storing or serving rice, lacquered with makie.
When considering the uses of Japanese lacquer, perhaps the most classic example is the lacquerware bowl. Urushi is ideally suited to such items, producing lightweight, watertight, and of course beautiful tableware. A lacquered bowl is also presented for the new year, with the sprig of evergreen pine representing new growth.
Maki-e is a distinctive Japanese lacquerware technique developed around 1200 years ago. Maki-e (literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder onto a thick layer of lacquer as a decoration, a complicated and highly refined and time-consuming application.
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 : 38 x 38 x 29.5 cms.
Weight : 4.2 kgs.