|A beautiful tiered Japanese tray stand, exceptionally rare from the Edo - Meiji Period 1603-1912, made in early 1800.
Trays like these were used to used as decorative pieces as well as to serve snacks, always available in wealthy aristocratic households of Japan. Apart from being very practical, waterproof, heat resistant and easy to clean, it became the motor of visual arts in Asia.
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 has emerged from the von Buren to Japan and its various antique fairs, where this entire lot was collected, that ranges from 70 to over 250 years.
Size: 23(W) x 23(L) x 23(H) cms. (each)
Weight: 1.2 kgs. (each)