Lacquer artisan's bowl
Meiji era, circa 1880-1920
cypress wood with lacquer
Lacquer artisan's bowls, the exteriors over-splashed with uneven layers of red, black, and other colored lacquers, the interior coated and later polished down to reveal abstract patterns.
Such bowls were collected in the early 20th Century and polished to be used as kashiki or bowls fo tea sweets.
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