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A Round Japanese Negoro Ware Lacquer Plate â Showa

A Round Japanese Negoro Ware Lacquer Plate – Showa

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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1960: Item # 924861

Please refer to our stock # 2 when inquiring.
This is a handsome Japanese rimmed lacquer plate executed in Negoro lacquer. There are eight short lines radiating from the outer rim to the inner edge of the rim. The rim is scalloped into these eight segments. The inner bottom of the dish is all Negoro – black lacquer with a red lacquer top coating. Then parts of the red have worn away – or been deliberately rubbed away – to create the Negoro effect. The back of the plate is done in solid black roiro lacquer. The plate measures 10 ½” diameter and is ¾” deep. It is in excellent condition. We date it to the mid Showa period, 1950s.

Negoro lacquerwares were produced at the Negoro-ji temple complex in Izumi province in the 13th century. The red layers of lacquer on Negoro wares are intended to gradually wear away with use, revealing the black lacquer underneath. This effect has since been copied and emulated elsewhere.