AN ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER WARE CONFECTIONERY BOWL AND LID , PAINTED WITH A FANTASTIC KOI CARP
KOI CARP painted lid
Approx 22cm dia x 3.5 cm high.
Approx 20.2 cm dia x 7 cm high.
NOTE!! the difference in Diameter between the lid and bowl , they might not have started off together .
NOTE!! In photo no 5 you will see a chip in the lacquered bowl lid
Japanese warehouse stock , This item of vintage Lacquer ware has signs of wear , it was wrapped in hand written receipts and old Japanese Newspaper then packed in old pine boxes for safe storage and forgotten about.
Never to see the light of day for a very long time .
NOTE !! Please be willing to accept minor rubs / scratches and marks from a used item 50/60 years old .
JAPANESE LACQUER WARE
Japanese Craftsmen would finely turn a wooden bowl and then apply many coats of Lacquer .
The Lacquer was made from the sap of the lacquer or urushi tree, native to Japan. The sap is a close relation to poison ivy and is poisonous to the touch until it dries. In the most basic terms, the urushi sap is a naturally made plastic and is a highly resistant and durable material.
PICK UP from our 500 year old TUDOR MERCHANTS HOUSE shop in Suffolk (IP19 8BA ) is welcome, But please email or phone first.
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