Japanese Kendai with Gold Maki-e Dragon Design - CONTACT FOR PRICE
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Museum quality Kendai (Japanese Reading Stand). Circa 1850. Certificate of Antiquity is available. Black lacquerware with gold Maki-e design of dragon, three leaf Japanese family crest, and knotted tassels mounted on silver buckles. Maki-e (sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder. This technique was developed in the Heian Period (794-1185) and reached its peak in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Purchased in Kyoto, Japan in 1987. Dimensions: Height 18” X Width 19” X Depth 12”. Includes packing or crating, insurance, and shipping.