A Japanese lacquered wood sake ewer with maki-e design circa late 19th century Meiji Period. The nicely decorated lacquerware is of a classic sake ewer form with a round body, a small short sprout, a highly raised handle and three small supporting feet on the base.The surface is of a deep mellow brown color and decorated beautifully in hiramakie with an assortment of garments, samurai arm and helmet, accessories, all among the floral arrangements. Silver maki-e was scattered across the design to compliment the general gold palette. The handle was decorated with gold scrolling vines among cloud pattern. The interior of the ewer was finished in a dense nashiji.
This type of sake ewer was normally reserved for special occasions in the aristocratic families and not for daily use. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "gallery-t" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.