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Chinese Lacquerware

"Chinese Lacquerware"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 9  January 17, 2017 (Tue) - April 16, 2017 (Sun)

  
Covered Box, Dragon and cloud design in carved red lacquer, Ming dynasty, Xuande era (1426 - 35)

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:
Spittoon with Pointed Foliate Rim, Red lacquer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th - 14th century
Covered Box, Dragon and cloud design in carved red lacquer, Ming dynasty, Xuande era (1426 - 35)
Covered Box, Lunar palace design in mother of pearl inlay, Yuan dynasty, 14th century