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Chinese Lacquerware

"Chinese Lacquerware"

Toyokan Room 9  November 27, 2018 (Tue) - February 17, 2019 (Sun)

  
Tiered Covered Vessel, Flower-and-bird design in carved red 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:
Tiered Covered Vessel, Flower-and-bird design in carved red lacquer, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century
Hexagonal Tray, Design of bamboo, plum tree, and pine forming the character for "longevity" in carved colored lacquer,
Ming dynasty, Jiajing era (1522–66)
Covered Vessel, Chinese character "Spring" with auspicious motifs designs in carved colored lacquer,
Qing dynasty, 18th century