Antiques 2-21-09

This the first lacquer ware tray I have found that I really like. I can’t say just why. I think it is the black base with the red over color.

It is between 500-600 years old.From the Muromachi period.  Yours for  2,500,000 yen. The color combination is called Negoro. Very interesting as it is so close to the Italian word for black.

Here are a few links that are associated with Negoro in Japan.

This link shows how to apply the Negoro finish on lacquer ware. Here.

This is a temple with the same name and kanji. Here.

The warrior monks from the same temple. Here.


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One Response to “Antiques 2-21-09”

  1. Mike Says:

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