Lacquer is the sap from the sumac, or lacquer, tree. It has been used in China for decorative purposes since the Han Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.)
Basically, lacquerwork is produced by applying very many coats of lacquer over a mould until the required form is created. It lends itself to a wide variety of decorative techniques.
Two uniquely Chinese techniques are coromandel and cinnabar.
Coromandel, which is often used for furniture and screens, is produced by applying a base of clay to the item, carving the design into the clay and then painting it with several coats of coloured lacquer.
Cinnabar refers to the red, deeply carved lacquer often used for vases and ornaments. In its most elaborate form, layers of different coloured lacquer are applied. A coloured design is then created by carving the lacquer to varying depths.
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QING SET OF 8 ANTIQUE CHINESE COCONUT LACQUER SILVER MOUNTED WINE TEA CUP BOWLS
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Chinese Carved Cinnabar Red Lacquer Bookend Republic Period
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beautiful Chinese Lacquer trunk (hand painted)
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VINTAGE CHINESE BROWN & GOLD LACQUERED & HAND PAINTED WOOD TABORET
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Rare antique Chinese cherry amber phenol bakelite lacquer snuff bottle 4x3x1 1/2
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