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An Vintage Japanese Lacquer Tray



A fan shape black lacquer tray from Japan circa 1910-30s, late Meiji to early Showa era. Elaborated decorated with a bundle of yomogi blossom in a very fine Maki-e technique using both gold and silver powders. There is a Japanese symbol on the top left, which represents yomogiu, stemming from yomogi (蓬), a wild plants that belongs to the chrysanthemum family and widely grown in Japan. This name yomogui is from a scene in the Tale of Genji, and the symbol is Used specifically when playing the Tale of Genji themed incense game. The tray may be used as an accessory for the game.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Style
    Japonisme (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    early 20th century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very minor wear.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU945012637342

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 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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