A Negoro lacquer high-footed bowl Momoyama Period
Lot 395
A Negoro lacquer high-footed bowl Momoyama Period
£5,000 - 6,000
US$ 8,400 - 10,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from a European private collection
A Negoro lacquer high-footed bowl
Momoyama Period
The large serving bowl of deep form with a gently flared lip and raised on a high, slightly-angled ring foot, lacquered entirely in red; with unidentified marks on the base.
18cm x 36.5cm (7in x 14 5/16in).


  • 根来端反鉢 桃山時代

    Provenance: purchased in Japan between 1959 and 1961 by the father of the present owners, who was the French ambassador in Japan and thence by descent.

    In comparision with bowls from the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods which are in strong, simply carved forms, this large serving bowl, with its more bulbous curves and gracefully formed lip, reflects the taste for the bold grandeur of the Momoyama Period. Its high foot functions almost completely as a pedestal, lending it an elegant quality. Compare with a similar high-footed Negoro lacquer bowl, illustrated by James C. Y. Watt and Barbara Brennan Ford, East Asian Lacquer, The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1991, p.197, no.87.
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