Lacquer picnic set by Unknown Artist

Set in Takamakye technique, consisting of tiered box and lid, 2 bottles, drawer and tray.


Pear skin, laquer, gold & silver
37 x 32 x 24 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
A V Hammond through The Art Fund

The case is decorated with gourds in gold on a black ground, the drawer and trays with clematis in gold and silver on pear-skin ground, and the bottles with pear-skin ground. Part of a gift of seven works donated by Miss A V Hammond through the Art Fund to the British Museum in 1964.


Miss A V Hammond.

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