This unusual Japanese vintage lacquerware is a gold maki-e embossed cylinder shaped cannister or other container is marked 'Made in Occupied Japan'. It is a most unusual and fine piece. Both the inside and outside seem like lacquerware, the inside also seems like an insulated lining.mmThe outside is in a beautiful brown, the inside in black, The body is decorated with gold maki-e floral decorations which repeat on each side which get thinner then wider, the lid in very detailed gold leaf maki-e decorations. The color of the outside lacquerware is most unusual- almost a wine colored brown- as is the very detailed maki-e which is very beautiful. It is quite unusual and unlike any piece we have seen before and we cannot find anything about it. It is possible it was used as a rice holder. It is quite heavy. It may have been part of a cannister set used for other type herbs or foods since it is a bit large for a tea jar. We would appreciate any sharing of knowledge from anyone that does. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The inside is very clean, the bottom has some age staining. The bottom is marked with a picture of Mt. Fuji and marked as previously mentioned.
SIZE: Height 6 in or 15.24 cm. Diameter 3 1/2 in. or 8.89 cm
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