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Japanese Lacquerware Rice Bowl
Sale Price: $19.99
Original Price: $30.00
Each sold separately. Introduced to Japan in the 8th century CE, the ancient art of lacquerware is reflected in the dramatic colors and perfect contours of this sculptural wooden Japanese Lacquerware Rice Bowl. Food safe. Hand wash.
Two Japanese lacquerware bowls in our National Museum of Natural History’s Asian ethnological collection—originally collected by Commodore Matthew C. Perry—highlight the cultural value of lacquer tableware as displayable objects of aesthetic beauty and as ideal vessels from which to savor soup or noodles.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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