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Title

Towel stand with design of peacock feather pattern

18th century-19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The rigid class system of pre-modern Japan ensured the supply of quality metalwork, lacquerware, ceramics, woodcarving and other goods required by the ruling class. While a craftsman's living was secured by his patrons, he was required to ensure that his skills be continued by his son or an appropriate student. The towel stand and the writing box (containing inkstone, waterdropper and brushes) [Acc.no. 346.1989] are good examples of everyday objects made with the elegant 'maki-e' lacquer technique.

'Lacquerware', The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.220.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

18th century-19th century


Media category

Woodwork


Materials used

maki-e; lacquer and gold on wood, with metal mounts


Dimensions

65.5 x 33.2 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mrs Ella Bodor 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

645.1994



Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The World of Samurai Culture', Sydney, 2003, 220 (colour illus.).