Japanese Paper Mache Tray

Age: 19th century

Condition: Excellent

Size (cminches): 54 x 42 x 4


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Black lacquered paper mache  tray. Decorated with Gold paint trees, fern and leaves.

History & Provenance

Very pretty and exquisite hand painted vintage Kashmiri papier-mâché tray with millefiori decoration from the late 19th early 20th century. Papier-mâché (UK: /ˌpæpieɪ ˈmæʃeɪ/, US: /ˌpeɪpər məˈʃeɪ/; French: [papje mɑʃe], literally "paper-mash") is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.

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