Kame lacquer vessel.

Kame lacquer vessel
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-3/2-2
Image ID: 1242068531
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-3/2-2
Title:
Kame lacquer vessel
Dating:
early 19th c.
Location:
Japan
Materials:
buckeye (Aesculus turbinata) wood, lacquer vanish
Technics:
turning, lacquering
Dimensions, cm:
Diameter 22.5, height 13.5
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
An example of traditional lacquer-coated tableware. The vessel has a very rare kame bowl shape, designed to be carried with two hands. The bottom has three small feet. The exterior is brown lacquer, the interior red lacquer. The vessel seems to be aimed for nabe soup.