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Tray with basketry sides

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Purchased from the Barling gallery of London. The object most probably left Okinawa in the 17th century as the inscription indicates it was made for a Chinese gentleman.

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund

Ryukyu Islands or Chinese, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, inscription dated in accordance with 1615

Object Place

Ryukyu Islands, Japan


5.4 x 28.5 x 45.7 cm (2 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 18 in.); Legacy dimension: 45.7 x 5.4 x 28.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Lacquer over wood core with gold and polychrome painting




Lacquer works