A large cylindrical lacquer hot water pot 'yuto' with cover

Early Edo period 17th century Japan

"Height: 18cm Width: 32cm"

The yuto with circular body, short spout and a compressed handle is supported on three bracket feet, and decorated with fruit and leaves in gold and silver lacquer over a black ground. The lacquer in both colours is a mixture of nashigi technique, and burnished low relief work, related to the early 17th century elegant and refined qualities associated with the Kodai-ji style. The inside and base are in plain black lacquer.

Similar examples: 'East Asian Lacquer' the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Watt and Ford 1991, figures 114,128.

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