The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Antique Japanese Lacquer Tray, Plovers and Waves

Antique Japanese Lacquer Tray, Plovers and Waves


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1454775

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
tel.81-75-201-3497
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 $1,400.00 
Plovers soar over crashing waves on this exquisite gold and silver lacquered tray enclosed in an age darkened period kiri-wood box titled Nami-Chidori Maki-e Hirobuta (Plover and Wave Lacquer Tray) signed by the Suiseishujin (Master of the Kingfisher Hermitage). The waves are created with a number of brush techniques, a powerful scene punctuated with tiny silver beads. Each bird is intricately depicted with a unique expression. Altogether a mighty scene of tempestuous movement. The artist has not only decorated the inside of the tray with this spectacular imagery, but also the sides and bottom with a quieter shoreline; the sand and gravel scattered with sea seashells. The tray is 48.5 x 32 x 4 cm (19 x 12-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches). There are some minor scratches on the base typical of use, otherwise is in a fine state of preservation.