Basin

The basin is constructed of wood, with three carved legs attached at the base. The interior and legs of the basin have been lacquered in the manner typical of Negoro ware, with layers of red lacquer applied over a black lacquer foundation. The sides of the basin have, however, been coated with uncolored lacquer used as a translucent protective varnish.

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Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Medium
Lacquer
Dimensions
H x W: 17.2 x 35 cm (6 3/4 x 13 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1967.12a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Lacquer, Vessel
Type

Basin

Keywords
Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

The basin is constructed of wood, with three carved legs attached at the base. The interior and legs of the basin have been lacquered in the manner typical of Negoro ware, with layers of red lacquer applied over a black lacquer foundation. The sides of the basin have, however, been coated with uncolored lacquer used as a translucent protective varnish.

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 128, vol. 2: p. 183.
  • Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 4, p. 16.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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