Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray

Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray

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This is an antique Japanese naval lacquered tray, decorated with an anchor, a bunch of cherry blossoms, and a lifebuoy. The words on the front are "Term Fulfillment Commemoration" and on the back is the sailor's name Oyamada. I'm not sure of the significance of the lifebuoy - usually these are related to the job the person performed on a ship, so maybe the lifebuoy suggests this person was assigned rescue duties, among other things.

Condition: Some minor cracking on the back along the edge, as is fairly typical of trays of this age.

Size: 11.5" x 8"

Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray
Antique Japanese Miltiary Anchor Lifebuoy Navy Lacquer Tray