Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand
Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand
Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand

Meiji Period Gold Lacquer Two-Tiered Stand

  • This exquisite two-tier stand is a remarkable treasure of Meiji-period artistry
  • The stand is crafted of lacquer, one of the most admired materials in Japanese art
  • The painstaking design displays a delicate botanical motif of chrysanthemum
  • Its precious materials and intricate craftsmanship make this lacquer ware stand a rarity
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Item No. 30-1004
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Golden lacquer distinguishes this outstanding Japanese two-tiered stand of the Meiji period. The stand features a delicate botanical scene with chrysanthemums on the top and other nature-inspired embellishments on the sides and base. Long admired in China, Korea, and Japan for both its protective and aesthetic properties, lacquer has been used for millennia to create and decorate a variety of objects, from food and writing utensils to storage containers for paper, textiles, and other materials sensitive to environmental damage. The art of lacquering is one of the most labor-intensive in the world, due in part to its high toxicity. Raw lacquer must be applied slowly and with great care, and each coat must be fully dry before the next one can be applied. As several dozen coats of lacquer are applied to an object, the manufacturing of lacquered items may take months or even years of intermittent labor to complete. Because of these labor costs, combined with the costs of the precious metals used, high-quality lacquer wares were often extremely expensive.

Circa 1900

14 1/2" wide x 12" deep x 10" high
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:Asia
Type:Pedestals
Width:14 1/2 Inches
Height:10 Inches
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