Japanese red and gold lacquer vase decorated with Shibayama round panels decorated with cranes, flowers, birds and a hanging flowers vase, Meiji Period

SKU

1095


Dimensions:
H 16.5cm x W 9cm x D 6cm
H 6½" x W 3¾" x D 2½"


Japanese red and gold lacquer vase with Shibayama round panels, the front with cranes and flowers and the back with birds and a hanging flower vase (hanaire), Meiji Period.

Shibayama 芝山象嵌細工 was the mosaic-like inlay technique used to decorate Japanese objects such as inro, vases, dishes and table screen. This highly-skilled work required the meticulous carving of very small fragments, which were inlaid into a wood or gold lacquer base.Just as in a jigsaw puzzle these pieces ultimately formed a complete scene.

In Japan the crane is an auspicious symbol of long life because of its fabled life span of a thousand years, luck and fidelity as cranes pair for life.


Dimensions:
H 16.5cm x W 9cm x D 6cm
H 6½" x W 3¾" x D 2½"

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