SKU: XI69007
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Home Tableware & Barware | Japanese Lacquer Maki-e Sake Ewer Meiji Period XI69007

A Japanese lacquered wood sake ewer with maki-e design circa late 19th century Meiji Period. The nicely decorated lacquerware is of a classic sake ewer form with a round body, a small short sprout, a highly raised handle and three small supporting feet on the base. The surface is of a deep mellow brown color and decorated beautifully in hiramakie with an assortment of garments, samurai arm and helmet, accessories, all among the floral arrangements. Silver maki-e was scattered across the design to compliment the general gold palette. The handle was decorated with gold scrolling vines among cloud pattern. The interior of the ewer was finished in a dense nashiji. This type of sake ewer was normally reserved for special occasions in the aristocratic families and not for daily use.

  • Dimensions
  • 7.5ʺW × 5.5ʺD × 7.5ʺH

  • Styles
  • Japonisme

  • Period
  • Late 19th Century

  • Place of Origin
  • Japan

  • Item Type
  • Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned

  • Materials
  • Lacquer

  • Condition
  • Good Condition, Restored, Some Imperfections

  • Color
  • Brown

  • Tear Sheet
  • Condition Notes
  • GoodRepaired: the crack mentioned appears to have been repaired historically and the surface was re-lacquered with maki-e. Wear consistent …moreGoodRepaired: the crack mentioned appears to have been repaired historically and the surface was re-lacquered with maki-e. Wear consistent with age and use. Fine overall, two small scrub marks on the rim, a crack on the side as shown that seems to have been somewhat restored, the lid doesn't fit perfectly due to a slight warp in shape. less