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  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood with gold and silver lacquer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A rectangular tray with a continuous everted border; the underside with an ornate foot in each corner. The tray depicts a landsacpe with an ox-carriage in the bottom left, balanced by small rocks and water in the top right, both among pine trees and clouds, with three scattered heraldic crests (mon) of the Hosokawa family, consisting of eight small circles surrounding a large central circle, in gold and silver hiramaki-e (flow sprinkled picture) lacquer, with kirikane (cut gold) on a nashi-ji (pear-skin ground) lacquer ground, the underside is in nashi-ji lacquer.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)



Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood with gold and silver lacquer


Height: 2.2 cm, Length: 22.86 cm, Width: 13.49 cm

Descriptive line

Oblong tray with four shaped feet; depicting the Imperial Ox-carriage amid pines and clouds in the foreground and in the distance rocks, water and clouds; in nashiji (pear-skin ground) lacquer painted in gold and silver; three nine star mon (heraldic clan) of the Hosokawa; Japan.


Wood; Lacquer






East Asia Collection

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