Lacquer maki-e Ewer (yuto)
8 1/2 inLacquer
About the work
A fine lacquer yuto (hot water ewer) with imagery of auspicious peacock feathers, done in hiramaki-e gold lacquer on roiro black lacquer. Two mon (family crests) are done in hiramaki-e, the three tones of gold lacquer indicating high rank. Two aristocratic mon of the Nabeshima clan of Saga is formed of two gyo-yo (a piece of suits of armor). This and he Imperial kiri mon (paulownia) indicates the vessel celebrated uniting two great families.
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