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Note: Gesso tables were the ultimate status symbol in early 18th century England and are extremely rare. Exotic lacquer was very desirable and expensive. In comparison with the lesser valued Chinese lacquer, the decoration on Japanese lacquer is usually far more restrained, and the lacquer in this example has exceptional depth.
In Japan, lacquer was usually produced on boats at sea in order to avoid contamination by airborne dust. High quality lacquer work can consist of hundreds of layers of fine lacquer with precious metal dusting sealed within the layers, giving the finished article its beautiful depth.
The top: Japanese, circa 1715
The base: English, circa 1715
Price: £100,000 +
|Height||74.50 cm||(29.33 inches)|
|Width||90.00 cm||(35.43 inches)|
|Depth||53.50 cm||(21.06 inches)|