Napoleon III Style Rectangular French Chinoserie Tray

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Valuable and original French rectangular tray in "papier mâché", it was made by a skilled artist and painter between 1880 and 1890 in Napoleon III "chinoiserie" style; the term "chinoiserie", which derives from the French word "chinois", was a western-style born between the 17th and 18th century and denotes that chinoiserie did not come directly from Asia, but was an imaginative European interpretation of Asian culture; this style developed particularly in the decorative arts, architecture, literature, theater, and music, France was the most prolific European nation in the production of chinoiserie. The technique of "papier mâché" (a mixture of paper and natural glues) has been known in China since 200 BC. (Han dynasty), then spreading throughout the East, helmets, shields, ceremonial masks, boxes, and other decorative objects were built in papier mâché, in Europe, it appeared around 1725, and soon this technique spread in the various European countries for the production of valuable artistic and ornamental works, in fact, in no other material have so many decorative techniques been seen and seen, as in this one, where the most refined lacquers, coatings, gildings, and paintings have their greatest expression, The papier mâché had its greatest use from the 16th to the 20th century, particularly in France and Russia. On the tray is depicted a cute scene of Japanese life that is very intriguing: they are husband and wife accompanying their daughter to the engagement party! When a couple in love decides it is time to get married, a large formal dinner is held on a day considered auspicious by the Japanese almanac, the so-called tomobiki. During this engagement dinner, called "Yui-no", gifts are exchanged to wish happiness and good luck to the couple. The list of gifts is called "Mokuroku". In the drawing of our tray the ceremonial clothing worn by the girl (the first on the left) is a typical maiden kimono, while that worn by the mother is a married woman, even the clothing of the father of the bride is a high ceremony, in fact, he wears on his belt even two katanas (the katana is the Japanese sword always used by the Samurai), the artist has performed the representation with meticulousness and skill taking care of the entire work in detail. The technique of "papier mâché" (a mixture of paper and natural glues) has been known in China since 200 BC. (Han dynasty), then spreading throughout the East; helmets, shields, ceremonial masks, boxes, and other decorative objects were built in papier mâché; in Europe, it appeared around 1725, and soon this technique spread in the various European countries for the production of valuable artistic and ornamental works, in fact, in no other material have so many decorative techniques been seen and seen, as in this one, where the most refined lacquers, coatings, gildings, and paintings have their greatest expression, The papier mâché had its greatest use from the 16th to the 20th century, particularly in France and Russia. The tray is in excellent condition, we are sure that over time has been subjected to a special treatment to revive the colors and brightness. Measures width cm.32, depth cm.25, height cm.3.

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Quantity:
1
Period:
19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
France
Style:
Chinese
Dimensions (cm):
3H x 32W x 25D
Dimensions (inch):
1,18H x 12,60W x 9,84D
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Material:
Paper, Lacquered
Condition:
Good; Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. The tray is in excellent condition, we are sure that over time has been subjected to a special treatment to revive the colors and brightness.
Inventory ID:
5662
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International - YES
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Worldwide

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