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Japanese Peony Scrolls Watch

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Price: $60.00
Member Price: $54.00

Item# 80-007513 







Description

This watch design is adapted from an elaborately decorated maki-e lacquer box lid from the Japanese Edo period (16151868), with peony scrolls surrounding a design of hawk feathers. It may have been used by a daimyo (provincial warlord) traveling to and from the capital as he served the shogun, the supreme military commander. The whorl of feathers is a crest used by the Inoue family of Mikawa, who were among the closest retainers of the ruling Tokugawa family. The box lid was likely originally used as a cover for a three- legged casket (hokai) for carrying food; Edo period hokai were often among the large, matched sets of lacquer furnishings given as high-status wedding gifts.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L; Case: 1 1/4'' diam.

  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''LCase: 1 1/4'' diam.

Art History

The luxury associated with lacquerware is legendary. Derived from the sap of a tree, lacquer is used for elegant platters, boxes, and other personal objects, all of which require time, labor, and artistry. In Japan, lacquerers developed a range of techniques for making maki-e, a brilliant gold and silver decoration. Maki- e reached a peak during the Edo period (16151868) and is among the ultimate achievements of Japanese decorative art.

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Description

This watch design is adapted from an elaborately decorated maki-e lacquer box lid from the Japanese Edo period (16151868), with peony scrolls surrounding a design of hawk feathers. It may have been used by a daimyo (provincial warlord) traveling to and from the capital as he served the shogun, the supreme military commander. The whorl of feathers is a crest used by the Inoue family of Mikawa, who were among the closest retainers of the ruling Tokugawa family. The box lid was likely originally used as a cover for a three- legged casket (hokai) for carrying food; Edo period hokai were often among the large, matched sets of lacquer furnishings given as high-status wedding gifts.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L; Case: 1 1/4'' diam.





  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''LCase: 1 1/4'' diam.




Art History

The luxury associated with lacquerware is legendary. Derived from the sap of a tree, lacquer is used for elegant platters, boxes, and other personal objects, all of which require time, labor, and artistry. In Japan, lacquerers developed a range of techniques for making maki-e, a brilliant gold and silver decoration. Maki- e reached a peak during the Edo period (16151868) and is among the ultimate achievements of Japanese decorative art.


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