Japanese Lacquer Vase

SKU: LO-29, 9/19
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Exceptional vase with combined technique of Nashiji and Makie work from the (Showa 1926 - 1986) period, made in Circa 1930. It has been decorated with Japanese lacquer Nashiji and Maki-e storks, perfect to decorate with an ikebana flower arrangement with Japanese minimalism. 

Nashiji along with Maki-e is frequently employed for the background of a pattern. Gold or silver flakes called nashiji-ko are sprinkled onto the surface of the object (excluding the design), on which lacquer has been applied. Nashiji lacquer is then applied and burnished with charcoal, so that the gold or silver can be seen through the lacquer. The name nashiji is thought to have originated in the resemblance that the lacquer bears to the skin of a Japanese pear, nashi. The difference between maki-e and nashiji is that in the latter the entire surface is sprinkled with powdered gold, whereas in maki-e the powder is only applied to the decoration.

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.

Dimensions : 28 x 28 x 33 cms.

Weight : 1 kg.