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Bowl

Japanese

Artwork Details

Bowl
1615-1868
Japanese
Red lacquer on wood
1 1/2 in. x 4 13/16 in. ( 3.8 cm x 12.2 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1954/1.548

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

These two bowls were made for household use. In ancient time, although lacquer utensils were as common as ceramic wares, the former were favored by the upper class. In comparison, lacquer objects are finer with brighter colors than coarse ceramics. When serving hot food, lacquer ware has the advantage of remaining cool to the touch.

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