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Lacquer wash basin and ewer lacquer, Japan Edo period 19th c
Lacquer wash basin and ewer lacquer, Japan Edo period 19th c - Asian Works of Art Style
Ref : 112419
4 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Dimensions :
H. 7.87 inch | Ø 20.47 inch
Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny

Asian Art

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Lacquer wash basin and ewer lacquer, Japan Edo period 19th c

Rare lacquer washbasin, accompanied by its matching pouring vessel, adorned with delicate flowers, possibly peonies, executed in lacquer with shades of gold on a black background, in the Kodaiji style. The Ka Mon of the Takanoha family, featuring two crossed feathers, appears repeatedly in the design, attesting to their prestigious lineage and ancestral heritage.

This lacquer masterpiece transcends its utilitarian function to become a historical treasure. Such basins were part of the dowry for brides from high-ranking families. Embellished with the Ka-Mon, this sumptuous object embodied the cultural richness and prestige of the family, making each use a reminder of their grandeur and nobility.

The Takanoha, prominent figures in Japanese history, held a distinguished place among the elite. Their distinctive emblem, reflected on this lacquer washbasin, was more than just a family crest; it was a symbol of their power, influence, and position at the top of the social hierarchy.

Carefully preserved in its original box, this precious object appears never to have been used, thus maintaining its brilliance and beauty through the ages.
Basin : 20 x 52cm
Ewer : 20 x 34 x 21cm

Delevery information :

A special care is given to packing. Bigest pieces are crated.
All our shippings are insured with tracking.
As we do a lot of shippings, we do have very special rates. Please inquire!

Cristina Ortega & Michel Dermigny


Asian Works of Art