A hexagonal black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid tray. Ryûkyû. 19th century
A hexagonal black lacquer tray decorated to the centre with a round medallion with a dragon flying in a circle through clouds, the medallion surrounded by gold clouds and mother-of-pearl dust. Small flowering twigs to the outside of the vertical wall. The tray on three rolled feet with geometric roundels. The underside with lacquered mother of pearl dust. Damaged.
Height 9.6 cm; diameter 41.5 cm