Large Lacquer Lidded Bowl



A large, beautifully carved red lacquer lidded, circular bowl. A large medallion on the lid shows a pavilion in a rocky landscape overlooking a lake or pond. A bridge zig-zags across the foreground. On it are five figures carrying trays of items, fruits and flowers. The carving of the lacquer and the wood is deep and of an extremely high quality. The medallion is contained within a border of repeating key designs. The sides of the lid and the bowl are decorated with eight panels each. These alternate between the Eight Buddhist Emblems and eight different views of the same foliage at different times in the year. The bowl and lid are finished inside with a black lacquer.