#11214 Rare Old Japanese Wooden Bowl with Refine Metal Work

This is an unusual old Japanese wooden bowl inlaid with refine metal work including gold, silver, and brass metal in various motifs including a horse coming out of a stick, a badger like mask, a dramatic figure dressed in kimono, a fan, and a knitted ball. The workmanship is exceptional and beautiful, although there are some damages to the bowl as shown on some of the detailed photos. This playful bowl, yet with a Zen flavor, created with exquisite metal work made on the comparatively primitive wood with a rough texture, might have been used for a ceremony such as one for a young boy.

Dimensions: 8"w x 4"h.
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