|Pair of exceptional red lacquered with Maki-e Gold Lacquer decoration sake pots, dated on the box 1861.
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 Bangle also uses a Raden technique which 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.
Size: 11.5(W) x 15.5(L) x 16(H) cms. (each)
Weight: 300 gms. (each)