Vintage Japanese Set of Three Lacquer Hashioki Pillow Koma | Handmade Wood and Lacquer Spinning Tops Vintage Japanese Set of Three Lacquer Hashioki Pillow Koma | Handmade Wood and Lacquer Spinning Tops

Antique Spinning Tops

Vintage Japanese Set of Three Lacquer Hashioki Pillow Koma | Handmade Wood and Lacquer Spinning Tops

$24.00

Age:Late 1980's

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 1-1/2”h x 1-1/2”dia (each) 

This is a set of three wood and lacquer Pillow Hashioki Koma tops, (two which match and one in black), that have colored rings each having its own meaning; red represents health, (black, (power); yellow, (wealth); green, (harvest); and purple, (nobility). Additionally on the bottom of each top is three indentations to support perfect balance and do not move when sitting perfectly in place. The base of each is modeled after a type of Pillow Hashioki (chopstick rest). The artist is unknown but purchased in Takayama Japan at a lacquer toy shop.

The Japanese turned wood lacquer craft involves the practice of artistically shaping and lacquering the wood on hand and machine-operated turning machines. Dried wood with comparatively less moisture content is selected for the production process and for which the technique is followed are still almost the same as in old times except for motor-driven lathes. The materials and design of Japanese toys and in this case Koma, contribute to the product being strong, sturdy, and more durable than contemporary plastic toys.

Condition: Excellent, original condition. A good top such as these is based on ideas and complimenting materials.