3004
3004
A MINGEI CRAFTED LACQUER BOWL
JAPAN, 20TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 HKD
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3004
A MINGEI CRAFTED LACQUER BOWL
JAPAN, 20TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A MINGEI CRAFTED LACQUER BOWL
JAPAN, 20TH CENTURY
of conical form, carved with splayed sides supported on a short foot, the interior and exterior liberally accreted with layers of lacquer formed with vibrant drips and swirls of red, yellow, green and black, the base lacquered red
24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Created in the first half of the 20th century, these bowls were a by-product of lacquer production as the craftsmen in the lacquer-making town of Kitakata in Fukushima Prefecture would place each day's application of lacquer in small lacquer bowls such as the current one. Over time, as these implements accumulated with copious layers of viscous texture and colourful drips, their initial utilitarian function diminished. For a similar crafted lacquer bowl offered in this sale, see lot 3033.

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