VINTAGE JAPANESE LACQUER WARE RICE BOWL AND COVER, SIGNED ON THE BASE
Unsold Japanese warehouse stock , This item of vintage Lacquer ware has never been used , it was wrapped in hand written receipts and packed in old pine boxes and then forgotten about.
Never to see the light of day for a long time .
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.
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