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Tray

Tray

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood

  • Credit Line:

    Alexander Gift

  • Museum number:

    W.257-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sairo was employed by the Kiritsu Kosho Kaisha, an export company established in 1874. After the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878, the company opened a branch in Paris. A label on the back of the tray reads: "Made by Sairo about 1876. Very difficult work to execute, and very rare of so large a size. Hayashi 27 / 186." It seems to be in the handwriting of Hayashi Tadamasa, one of France's leading dealers in Japanese art who helped sell the remaining art objects at the close of the exhibition.

Physical description

Circular tray, wood covered in basket-work with coloured takamakie lacquer, decorated with a monkey trainer and musicians on a boat moored by a reed bank; the back covered with black-lacquer on cloth.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1876 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood

Marks and inscriptions

Sairo after a design by Hanabusa Iccho (1652-1724)

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.2 cm

Descriptive line

Tray, wood covered in basketwork with coloured takamaki-e lacquer with design of monkey trainer and musicians on a boat, signed Sairo after a design by Hanabusa Iccho (1652-1724) and with a seal-mark Kosui, Japan, about 1876.

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Lacquered

Subjects depicted

Monkey

Categories

Lacquerware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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