• Japanese Gourd Caddy -  Antique Meiji Period
  • Japanese Gourd Caddy -  Antique Meiji Period
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Meiji Japanese Gourd Caddy taka-maki-e and Nashiji Lacquer

Gallery Price: £2,900

A fine 19th-century Japanese gourd decorated with fine naturalistic gilt and lacquer leaves and tendrils. The interior opening to dark lacquer with gilt and red flecks.

Height 11.5cm
Diameter 10.5cm

Meiji Japanese Gourd Caddy taka-maki-e and Nashiji Lacquer

A Rare Meiji Japanese Gourd Caddy :

The gourd vegetable is the inspiration for Japanese decorative arts, porcelain, metalwork, painting and woodwork. Our Japanese Gourd Caddy follows this in its purest form – a dried gourd. This may seem obvious however it is actually extremely rare.

The appearance of which is made more perfect by the application of taka-maki-e lacquer in gold and silver and beautiful glossy Nashiji lacquer on the interior speckled with gold and silver foil suspended in layers of pristine glossy lacquer.

This is a wonderful and very rare piece of superb Japanese lacquer and remains in excellent condition.

Japanese Lacquer at Nicholas Wells Antiques Ltd
Japanese Meiji Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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