Negoro lacquer on wood
Diameter: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 in.); Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1973.16
Negoro is a lacquer technique (named after the Negoro temple in Japan) in which several layers of red lacquer are applied over a black lacquer undercoating. Through years of handling, a natural surface of red and black random patterns results.
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