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Japanese Lacquer Maki-e Sake Ewer Meiji Period

$2,500

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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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890s-1900s
  • Condition
    Repaired: the crack mentioned appears to have been repaired historically and the surface was re-lacquered with maki-e. Wear consistent with age and use. Fine overall, two small scrub marks on the rim, a crack on the side as shown that seems to have been somewhat restored, the lid doesn't fit perfectly due to a slight warp in shape.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945022461292

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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