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Query builder

Bowl

Accession Number
1954/1.548

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1615-1868

Medium & Support
Red lacquer on wood

Dimensions
1 1/2 in. x 4 13/16 in. ( 3.8 cm x 12.2 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Label copy
These two bowls were made for household use. In ancient time, although lacquer utensils were as common as ceramic wares, the former were favored by the upper class. In comparison, lacquer objects are finer with brighter colors than coarse ceramics. When serving hot food, lacquer ware has the advantage of remaining cool to the touch.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
lacquer

Additional Object Classification(s)
Wood and Woodcarving

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
bowl
lacquer (coating)

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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