These lacquered bowls show off amazing lathe work on the outside and have a lacquered interior. The bowls are a pleasant brown color. They were cleaned with turpentine, then treated with a Monkey Wax polish and given 3 weeks to cure. They were part of this cohort so you can see the difference that the wax made on the dry wood.
The bowls measure about 12.6cm wide and 8.5cm tall. They could be Nara (oak) or Kuri (chestnut) based on the brown tone, but the evenness of the grain lines makes me think they are old Kuwa (mulberry) or Keyaki (zelkova). The bottoms and insides are lacquered, as are the underside of the lid. The lathe-work to create perfectly symmetrical grooves from top to bottom is amazing, especially on the lids, but also on the bowls considering how thin the sides are. A few hairline cracks had started in the sides of the bowls, and those have been halted with wood glue.
The white stones are Japanese clams, which are slow-growing and therefore have incredibly dense lines. I would guess call them Snow-grade for these dense lines, but with a slight patina from age they are not quite as white as Mexican clams. The black are slate and there are are 180 of each color, plus 5 white spares in case any are damaged in shipping. The white measure 4.8-5.1mm, and the black measure about 5.5mm thick.
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