Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer
Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer

Rare Japanese Lacquer Coffer

c. 1650 Japan

Offered by Pieter Hoogendijk

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A rectangular Japanese transition style coffer with domed lid and gilded copper fittings. The decorations are in varous techniques. The cartouches are on a rare woodgrain ground called Mokumé (a pattern to suggest the precense of woodgrain). The cartouches shaped as butterflies decorated with landscapes of Japanese pavilions, pagodas and birds. The inside of the lid is decorated with Wisteria vines and a Phoenix. Bronzes regilded, restorations to the decoration.

Lacquer work with Mokume in such a large scale is very rare on an object like this. The only comparable objects are in the Groninger Museum, who also have a lacquer coffer with Mokume in their collection and another coffer in a private collection since 2011.
Dimensions
External Height 62.00 cm (24.41 inches)
External Width 131.50 cm (51.77 inches)
External Depth 59.00 cm (23.23 inches)
Stock Code
0025
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
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