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Tea Caddy (Chaire)

Tea Caddy (Chaire)

1500s

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Negoro lacquer on wood

Diameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1988.56

Description

Negoro is a lacquer technique, named after the Negoro temple in Japan, in which several layers of red lacquer are applied over a black lacquer undercoating. Through years of handling, a natural surface of red and black random patterns emerges - an aesthectic highly prized by the Japanese.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Lacquer

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