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$ 2,500

Japanese Lacquer Maki-e Sake Ewer Meiji Period

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials lacquered wood
W. 7.5 in; H. 7.5 in; D. 5.5 in;
W. 19.05 cm; H. 19.05 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
Condition Good. A small crack appears to have been repaired historically and the surface was re-lacquered with maki-e. Two small scrub marks on the rim. The lid doesn't fit perfectly due to a slight warp in shape.
Creation Date 1890-1900s
Description A Japanese lacquered wood sake ewer with maki-e design circa late 19th century Meiji Period. The nicely decorated lacquerware is of a classic sake ewer form with a round body, a small short sprout, a highly raised handle and three small supporting feet on the base. The surface is of a deep mellow brown color and decorated beautifully in hiramakie with an assortment of garments, samurai arm and helmet, accessories, all among the floral arrangements. Silver maki-e was scattered across the design to compliment the general gold palette. The handle was decorated with gold scrolling vines among cloud pattern. The interior of the ewer was finished in a dense nashiji. This type of sake ewer was normally reserved for special occasions in the aristocratic families and not for daily use.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Florals/Botanical, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 438902
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