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Carved Red Lacquer Plate~Deep Cut Carp design, Takito, Ogawa & Co

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Posted 3 years ago


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Hello All,
I just picked this up a day ago, and got pretty excited about it.
It's Japanese red lacquer ( I think ) with a heavily carved Carp design.
Judging by the type of wear, I believe it's quite old,....just how old I don't know,....any guesses?
It's a bit over 10 1/8 inches in diameter, and has an old Takito, Ogawa & Co sticker on the bottom.
It may be a wee bit scary, but I think it's just beautiful,...I hope someone out there agrees with me:)

Mystery Solved


  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 3 years ago
    I agree. It's awesome!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    After 1905. The firm was established then.
    I think it's beautiful!
  3. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thank You Stef, Vet ( Grazie mille ), and Bellin.
  4. Bootson Bootson, 3 years ago
    I love the "Scary Fish Box". Looks more like a Pirana than the Carp around here.
    I might have to think twice about swimming in Japan now.
  5. ItalianGlassDecor ItalianGlassDecor, 3 years ago
    Hi Budek

    The item you have is referred to as Cinnabar ware. This is a process of building up thousands of layers of lacquer, then carving back the surface with the design or motif you require. This is definitely Cinnabar - no doubt about it

  6. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bootson! and Thank You Dean/Italian Glass for the information you were very kind to share.
    Now I know what I have,.....that's wonderful.
    Have a great week-end all,
  7. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thank You for the love, Lisa , Amber, and Mr. Majestic
    I hope you're all having a great holiday Monday.

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