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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1044763: Rare Japanese Meiji Or Taisho (early 20thc) Set Of Five Lacquered Keyaki (zelkova Tree) Wood Rounded Square Trays

Rare Japanese Meiji Or Taisho (early 20thc) Set Of Five Lacquered Keyaki (zelkova Tree) Wood Rounded Square Trays

£895    $1,151    €1,033
Beautiful Japanese Meiji or Taisho (early 20thC) set of five lacquered keyaki (zelkova tree) wood rounded square trays, each decorated in gold, silver and iro-e takamaki-e and lacquered with a different design symbolising a different month of the year (over the natural woodgrain ground), as follows:
 
1) First month, depicting the New Year: a footed tray with kagami mochi rice cakes, sprigs of plum beside a fan decorated cranes flying against the rising sun above waves.
 
2) Third month, depicting the Girls' Festival: paired male and female tachibina paper dolls resting against a branch of peach flower.
 
3) Fifth month, depicting the Boys' Festival: a kabuto (helmet), and a stalk of shobu (iris).
 
4) Seventh month, depicting the Star Festival: a footed tray laden with summer vegetables including a pumpkin, an egg plant, and a cucumber, with a stalk of bamboo on the ground.
 
5) Ninth month, depicting the Chrysanthemum Festival: a spray of chrysanthemums and a bamboo ikebana flower vase.
 
The trays come in their original wood storage box. Each tray measures ca. 32.5cm x 33cm (12¾in x 13in).
 
Lovely original condition.
 
Internal Reference: AD570/24
Antique Number: SA1044763
Dateline of this antique is 1910
Height is 32.5cm (12.8inches)
Width is 33cm (13.0inches)
Depth is 0cm (0.0inches)
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1044763] was made in 1910:
1910
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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1044763
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