|Kamaura-Bori container from the Meiji Period (1868-1912), made in Circa 1870-1890. Containers like these were used as incense cases in temples, and later, with the development of tea ceremony culture, Kamakura-bori incense cases and tea boxes began to be used. During the Edo and Meiji period, Kamakura-bori spread beyond Buddhist ritual items, and daily goods began to be produced. Besides Chinese-style carvings, designs unique to Japan were gradually established.
Kamakura-bori, a technique in which designs are carved in wood and then coated with red or black lacquer. Originally, it was an imitation of a Chinese carved lacquer and had becomes a form of lacquerware from Kamakura, Japan. It is made by carving patterns in wood, then lacquering it with layers of color. It is then polished.
Kamakura-Bori was typically produced for the ruling class of feudal Japan, and often depicts religious/political figures. Kamakura-Bori was for all people who owned a home.
This Japanese 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: 20(W) x 24.5(L) x 7.5(H) cms.
Weight: 740.5 gms.