Wajima-nuri style obon tray.

Wajima-nuri style obon tray
Collection MAE RAS: № 13-5/2-1
Image ID: 1241859826
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Museum inventory number:
№ 13-5/2-1
Title:
Wajima-nuri style obon tray
Dating:
early 19th c.
Location:
Japan
Materials:
papier-mashe, lacquer vanish, copper alloys, silver foil, glue
Technics:
turning, lacquering, painting
Dimensions, cm:
sides 35, height 5.5
Collector:
Overmeer Fisscher, van Iohann Friedrich, Foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in St.Petersburg
Commentation:
A rectangular tray with high flared-up edges. Decorated in the refined Wajima-nuri style – one of the popular maki-e styles, developed in Wajima, Ishikawa province. It uses black and gold lacquer and applique with various foils (gold, silver, copper alloys). The maki-e decoration depicts yaemugura - a cleavers plant (Galium Aparine), which is considered one of the summer symbols.