Fine Large Japanese Lacquer Ware With Kamon Maki-e
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Fine beautiful Japanese lacquer ware tray dated during Showa Period. The tray is made of lacquer wood, beautifully adorned with this maki-e gold sap, the center shows family crest (Kamon). The tray is in excellent condition. The authentic lacquer is made of wood not plastic, though if you go to alot of places in Japan and restaurant its commonly use the plastic because its cheaper compare to the once that is made of lacquer wood. The Japanese lacquer wares were so famous long ago that the art was called " jappanings". To this day, connoiseurs believe that Japanese lacquer and it's designs " display the finest taste and most exquisite craftmanship of the world's applied arts. Lacquer is sometimes refered to as "Japan" in the same way as pottery is referred to as " China'. However the origin of lacquer is also Chinese. around the 7th century, refined lacquer techniques were introduced to Japan, and since then, various lacquer wares high and distinctive local quality have been produced in many places throughout the country. Lacuqer ware of Japan excels in its durability as wel as in it fine craftsmanship. It can withstand humidity and changes of temperature.Another feature of the Japanese lacquer ware is use of the technique of " Maki-e" (inlaid lacquer)and Chinkin is an art of carving the surface of lacquerware and filling the engraved designs with gold leaf. Some lacquer wares of the highest quality are said to havet o undergo more thatn 100 stages before they are completed. The most famous are " Wajima-nuri", popular for its durability and wide practicability for domestic use. Shunken-nuri" characterized by thinly coated brownish lacquer, and Kamakura-bori: with elaborate carving and layers of lacquer in black and vermillion.
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- Brandon, Florida
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