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Title

Towel stand with design of peacock feather pattern

18th century-19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication