|Extremely rare Edo Period (1603-1868) Hokai container made in Circa 1800 crafted of black lacquer, and decorated in maki-e.
The body is shaped as a series of stacked rings. Four legs run up the sides of the body, and are embellished. Pieces like these were used in shinto religion to bring sacred food for ceremonies, it was later on also used for samurai banquets held on open air.
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: 37(W) x 37(L) x 41(H) cms. each
Weight: 3 kgs. each