Ca. early 1800s
In the style of Ogata Korin, this tall-sided tray is lacquered black over a wood core. The decoration is rendered in raised lacquer in the Rinpa School manner after Korin. It displays a gnarled stump of a plum tree sending out shoots with blossoms and buds raised in gold lacquer, as well a inlaid flowers and buds in iridescent abalone mother of pearl. There are separations visible in the lacquer where the side walls join the base and a horizontal crack in the wood base visible in the lower third of the scene. These are particular visible on the underneath side. There are also various small nicks to the rim from use.
Width: 11 1/4 in. square, Height: 2 3/8 in.