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19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray



Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray
Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray






Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray
Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray






Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray







19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Hand-Carved Wood Tray
This is a rare and beautiful piece, made by a master craftsmen. It is hand-carved from a very rare hard wood identified as purple zitan, which was reserved for only the finest craftsmen. It is carved in a lotus pod design from one piece of wood. Dimensions are 14 inches long by 10 3/4 inches wide by about 1 inch deep and about 1/4 to 3/8 inches thick. There is a finely carved artist signiture on the back. Judging from the skillful craftsmanship, the piece was likely made by a well-known 19th C. Japanese wood-carver. Condition is excellent. The piece has a very lovely patina, especially around the rim where the piece has been handled. On the back, there are a few minor wear spots from use and what appears to be a small water drop mark where the stain is slightly lighter and the wood grain can be seen more clearly. The wood finish is a dark deep reddish brown color, giving the piece a very rich appearance.

Item #aa05
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