Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

lacquer lid
  • Japan
  • lacquer lid, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • lacquer
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.1 x 8.7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0114

A shallow lacquer lid of a bowl with a rounded handle. On the outside are some water pattern painted with thin gold lines, and small rocks in low relief, also painted in gold. On the inside are two overlapping tortoises facing opposite directions, both in low relief and painted in gold. On the background are more water pattern and grass.