NH21020 Japanese carved wood tea tray in the shape of a lotus leaf entwined with a lotus blossom stem, carved from one solid piece of kuri (chestnut) elegantly carved with a triangular leaf form and and trailing pitted stem covered in a translucent lacquer, the form with edges upturned with the bottom edge curled up and over revealing the stem point of attachment, the leaf having incised veining on the interior and relief veining on the underside, the blossom delicately carved. Minor signs of use and wear, otherwise fine condition. 16-7/8” Long x 7-1/4” Wide. Early 20th Century. $1,800.

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