Small Negoro* (Negoro Nuri) pedestal plate.
Red (vermillion red) lacquer over black lacquer.
Does show the 'distinctive lines of maker's hand', and wear/rubbing showing black lacquer on base.
Auctioneers/appraisers dated this to the Edo period (1603-1867).
Signed on underside.
In very good condition with minor dings and scratches.
13,3cm (5.23") diameter x 3,2cm (1.26") high
*Negoro refers to simple and elegant red lacquer objects that were produced during Japan’s medieval period, between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries...the minimalistic forms of Negoro lacquer ware were primarily made to be functional objects and are void of elaborate decoration.
To produce Negoro lacquer ware, the wooden shapes are lathed or assembled from flat or carved pieces of strong Keyaki (Japanese Zelkova). Once the structure is created its edges are strengthened with cloth, then the surface is coated and smoothed with numerous coats of base lacquer. Three coats of black lacquer follow, and finally one coat of red cinnabar pigmented lacquer is applied with a spatula to leave distinctive lines that trace movements of the maker’s hand. - https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/essay/negoro-lacquer-the-refined-beauty-and-rustic-ambience-of-medieval-japan/
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