Project Description

Ryukyuan lacquer vessel adopted as a cha-ire 

The bulbous part inlaid in shell with spindly chrysanthemums, the flaring part with a band of kiri-aogai between thin bands of dental pattern

the lacquer 17th century, the ivory cover probably 18th century

Height without the cover: 6.6 cm

Provenance: 

Unidentified old French collection labels

Jacques Carré, Kapellen

MR1892