8 - 9 June 2004
A set of three bowls
Momoyama/Edo Period (Late 16th/Early 17th Century)
Each of turned and assembled wood of varying sizes to fit inside one another, the interior and exterior lacquered red, the rims worn away to reveal black lacquer, the bases black lacquered
4in. (10.2cm.), 2 7/8in. (7.4cm.) and 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high respectively
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Formerly on permanent exhibition at Kyoto National Museum.
For further examples of bowl shapes see Kawada Sadamu, Negoro Lacquer (Kyoto, 1985), pl. 267, 367 and 368.
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