Vintage Japanese Urushi Gold Leaf Lacquered Tray Original Box - image 1 of 14

A splendid Japanese urushi lacquer ware wooden tray done in the Gold Leaf art form. A deep, shiny luster of black lacquer, gorgeously decorated with gold. Made in Kanazawa, Japan where gold leaf lacquer works are a very old tradition.

Never used and in its original box.

The entire tray (front and back) is lacquered in black with a wide tapered border down on side adorned with gold leaf squares. Rectangular shape with gently rounded corners and slightly raised edges. A classic design with a modern sensibility.

Purchased in Kanazawa in the early 1970s.

Measures 14-1/4 x 10-5/8 inches. 1/4 inches thick.

Condition is excellent to mint. Never used and with no damage or wear. Box (white with gold and silver specks) is pristine. Original paperwork with some history of gold leaf lacquer ware.

A stunning example of Japanese gold leaf lacquer ware. Very elegant in presence.

HISTORIQUE: In Japan, lacquerware has a history can be traced back more than 9,000 years. The art form is one of Japan’s most breathtaking crafts and considered one of the most distinctive forms of Japanese beauty.

Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan’s central Honshu Island. It's known for well-preserved historical districts, art museums and Japanese art.
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo).

Black, Gold
Japan • Japanese


Vintage Japanese Urushi Gold Leaf Lacquered Tray Original Box


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