Saturday, 21 May 2016

HAN dynasty Lacquer

#handynasty #lacquer #chinese


Most people think probably of Carved Red lacquer or maybe something with inlay when they think of Chinese lacquer however Chinese lacquer has many styles and techniques as Japanese does.

Here's a lovely example of a simple yet complex box. 
How can I describe it as both? The underlying form is simple and basic but look at the pattern with its engraved lines filled with a different or possibly carved down to a different underlying color. The caption didn't say which technique was used but the result is exquisite. 

My point? Apart form displaying the diversity of Chinese lacquer don't be mislead if you have only seen items made for tourists. Chinese Lacquer is diverse too!

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