Rare Negoro style lacquer tray.
Of oval in shape with parallel ribs around the outer edge of the sides. The lacquered decor in the pure Negoro style includes a black lacquer base covered by a coral-colored lacquer.The underside of the top is in black lacquer with normal wear. Late Muromachi period (1333-1573) or early Momoyama (1573-1615), 16th / 17th century
Dimensions: 12,6 x 36.8 x H4.1 cm. (10 1/4 x 14 1/2 x H1 5/8in)
Originally in Japanese temples, everyday objects (trays, jugs, spoons ...) were made of wood and lacquered according to the principle of negoro lacquers. It involved superimposing several layers of black lacquer covered by a layer of coral-colored lacquer. With use, the coral layer faded in different places and could lend itself to contemplation or even meditation. Objects dating from these origins are obviously the most sought after.