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Chinese Lacquerware

"Chinese Lacquerware"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 9  October 12, 2016 (Wed) - January 15, 2017 (Sun)

  
Decagonal Writing Box, Pavilion and figure design in mother of pearl inlay, Yuan dynasty, 14th 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, Motif in xipi lacquer, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century
Decagonal Writing Box, Pavilion and figure design in mother of pearl inlay,
Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Rectangular Box, Peony design in lacquer with gold inlay,
Yuan dynasty, 14th century