Lacquer square tray with triangles

Length: 11 3/4 inches, 30.2 cm

Height: 1 inch, 2.5 cm

Lacquer square tray with triangles

Japan, Showa period, probably 1940s or 1950s

A lacquer tray of square format, supported on four bracket feet and with bevelled edges. The tray is lacquered with a decoration of triangles, alternating in direction and arranged around a central square. The triangles are painted in red and silver lacquer on a mottled black ground with green lines. The central square is painted in cream lacquer and surrounded by red and silver lines. The back has a slightly recessed centre and is completely covered in black lacquer. The tray has a wooden storage box.