Set of Lacquer Soup Bowls
Wood with lacquer and paint
2 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (6.99 cm x 12.07 cm x 12.07 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.44.a-c
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- lacquerware - Visual works made of or decorated with lacquer, which is paint or varnish that dries with a high gloss. Works are usually made of thin wood, then coated and decorated with lacquer applied in several coats. This dries to a very hard and smooth surface layer which is durable, waterproof, and attractive to feel and look at. Works of lacquer may be painted with pictures, inlaid with shell and other materials, carved, or dusted with gold and given other further decorative treatments.
- soup bowls - Bowls intended primarily for serving an individual portion of soup; made with or without handles and sometimes accompanied by a saucer or cover or both.
- vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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