Haisen- Black Lacquer Cup Wash Bowl in old time of Japan.
At the old time of banquet, Japanese has custom to exchange cups and drink sake. After drinking sake with a cup, wash it in the bowl and give it to other person.
This black lacquer bowl must have been used at a rich family or high grade banquet.
Lacquer with Chinkin (Gold-inlaid Lacquer Ware) is high grade item and expensive.
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This wash bowl can be used as decoration of tea room or you can wash cups or finger in the bowl. You can use as a vase.
It is gorgeous. It has small damage on surface as seen in the photo. But it keeps the beauty as an object.
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Age: unknown (Nowadays this bowl is not used in Japan, probably older than 50 years at least )
Height:15.5㎝ Diameter: 15.5㎝