This set includes a small bowl with lid and 6 coasters. Lacquered wood and gold leaf. Made in Japan Bowl 2.5" x 4" Coasters: 3 1/8" diameter
Purchased from antique dealer in San Fransisco, CA
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This bowl and coaster set was made in occupied Japan after World War II (as denoted by the word JAPAN) with parcel gilding on red lacquer. They were made for the export market and items like these can be found fairly frequently on the market. The condition seems to be fairly good, but too much use may wear away the lacquer, eventually devaluing them, so, for the most part, have a decorative value.
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