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Japanese Red Lacquered Plate with Chili Peppers

Japanese Red Lacquered Plate with Chili Peppers


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1292639

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A large footed, shallow bowl of vibrant red, gold and silver lacquer with a highly unusual theme of succulent chili peppers arranged in a spontaneous manner. The chili peppers are worked in takazogan (high relief) with wrinkly skins naturalistically treated. On the reverse, an assortment of mon (crests) in gold and black lacquer provides a more formal motif. (This rare lacquer bowl was formerly owned by the noted physician, William Sturgis Bigelow, a major collector of Japanese art during the Meiji Period . Along with his colleague, Fenollosa, the two played a vital role in the preservation of Japanese artifacts during this time, amassing an enormous collection of Meiji artworks.) This bowl bears the catalog serial number and seal of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the recipient of much of the Bigelow collection, and a major part of M.F.A's Asian Art Department. This plate is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Diameter: 9.5" 19th Century, Japan