Condition: is very good for its age no cracks or chips, shows normal scratches due to used. A true fine art of lacquering. The sap of the lacquer tree. Today bearing the technical description of urushiol.Based lacquer, has traditionally been used in Japan. As the substance is poisonous to the touch until it dries, the creation of lacquerware has long been practiced only by skilled dedicated artisans. Lacquer has been found to have been used in Japan as early as 7000 BC, during the Jmon period. Evidence for this was discovered at the Kakinoshima "B" Excavation Site in Hokkaido. Many traditional crafts and industrial arts produced throughout Japanese history were initially influenced by China, and afterward experienced various native stylistic influences and innovations over the centuries. (16031868) saw an increase in the focused cultivation of lacquer trees and the development of the techniques used. In the 18th century colored lacquers came into wider use. We specialized in Japanese antiques, collectible and also vintage from around the world. In this site you will find variety of collectibles such as Japanese handpainted vases, metalwork, Imari plates, Kutani, Satsuma, Geisha Dolls, Hakata Dolls, Wedding Kimono, Obi, Netsuke, Okimono, Ikebana, Sake Cups, Tokkuri, Jubako Bento Boxes, Inro, religious items and more. We will also include some of our Persian rugs collections. Our products are not only pleasing to our customer's eye but inspiring to the heart. Our philosophy is simple: To give the highest quality selection, to make the experience of our valued customer exciting and enjoyable while browsing our store, and to offer the highest customer service anywhere on the web. We also have the best affordable prices to the extent that we would like to help our customers strengthen their budget. We make the greatest effort to be able to give you the honest and as accurate as possible description of our products. We are very confident with the service that we provide to our valued customers. Our products are made by very dedicated artisans and their creations are known for their durability and toughness. As you browse through our shop, feel free to MESSAGE us at anytime and we will gladly assist you. Please visit us often as you can. We travel different places and often we have great new items. The item "Gorgeous Fine Japanese Lacquer Bowl/ Soup And Rice Turtle Motif High Quality#1" is in sale since Friday, February 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Bowls". The seller is "clickpicknshop" and is located in Tacoma, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.