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Mar 4, 2015

Tea Caddy (Chaire)

Tea Caddy (Chaire)


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Negoro lacquer on wood

Diameter: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1988.56



Negoro is a lacquer technique, named after the Negoro temple in Japan, in which several layers of red lacquer are applied over a black lacquer undercoating. Through years of handling, a natural surface of red and black random patterns emerges, an aesthetic highly prized by the Japanese.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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