A large cylindrical lacquer hot water pot ‘yuto’ with cover

Early Edo period 17th century Japan

Height: 18cm Width: 32cm

The yuto with circular body, short spout and a compressed handle is supported on three bracket feet, and decorated with fruit and leaves in gold and silver lacquer over a black ground. The lacquer in both colours is a mixture of nashigi technique, and burnished low relief work, related to the early 17th century elegant and refined qualities associated with the Kodai-ji style. The inside and base are in plain black lacquer.

Similar Examples

‘East Asian Lacquer’ the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watt and Ford 1991, figures 114,128.

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