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Chinese Lacquerware

"Chinese Lacquerware"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 9  July 12, 2016 (Tue) - October 10, 2016 (Mon)

  
Tray, Chrysanthemum design in carved black lacquer, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century

This part introduces the various methods and designs in Chinese lacquerware. Lacquerware is a form of decorative art made by applying lacquer sap on vessels and utensils, a practice which developed widely in China, Japan, Korea, and the Southeast Asian regions, in techniques and designs unique to each area. China, in particular, has a history of lacquerware of as long as 7000 years.

Current exhibit includes:
Tray with Foliate RimRed lacquer, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century (Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation)
Tray, Chrysanthemum design in carved black lacquer,
Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Covered Box, Dragon and phoenix design in carved red lacquer,
Ming dynasty, dated 1592