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Ewer
根来湯桶 桃山・江戸時代
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: approx. 1600-1650
Historical Period: Momoyama period (1573-1615) or Edo period (1615-1868)
Materials: Lacquer on wood
Dimensions: H. 14 in x W. 11 in x D. 8 in; H: 35.6 x W: 27.9 x D: 20.3 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B60M1+.a-.b
On Display: No

Description

Label: This red-lacquered pouring vessel is a type commonly called Negoro ware, after a temple complex where it was made primarily for internal use by the monks living there. Fine Negoro lacquer is characterized by the beautifully crafted forms of its cores, which are made of wood and reinforced at joins with linen. Many coatings of black lacquer build up its strong body. Negoro wares are famous for their subtle beauty of black showing through an often single coat of red lacquer applied as a finish. Over the years the red coat rubs off, revealing the black undercoat, particularly at edges and corners.

More Information

Exhibition History: "Japanese Lacquerware", Asian Art Museum, 12/9/2015-7/17/2016
Label: This red-lacquered pouring vessel is a type commonly called Negoro ware, after a temple complex where it was made primarily for internal use by the monks living there. Fine Negoro lacquer is characterized by the beautifully crafted forms of its cores, which are made of wood and reinforced at joins with linen. Many coatings of black lacquer build up its strong body. Negoro wares are famous for their subtle beauty of black showing through an often single coat of red lacquer applied as a finish. Over the years the red coat rubs off, revealing the black undercoat, particularly at edges and corners.
Exhibition History: "Japanese Lacquerware", Asian Art Museum, 12/9/2015-7/17/2016