|Japanese Lacquer footed tray made during the Late Edo Period (1612-1868), Circa 1860-1868. It has been elegantly designed with the Maki-e technique of Japanese Lacquer.
Trays like these were used to used as formal dining or clothing trays, always available in wealthy aristocratic households of Japan. The smooth and glossy lacquer finish often enhances the quality of the item been presented. The trays where the center has been lacquered are more for decorative purposes, while trays with corner décor and black finished are used more for serving. 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: 27(W) x 27(L) x 28(H) cms.
Weight: 1 kg.