Chinese lacquer


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Chinese lacquer, Japanese lacquer, lacquer

A hard-wearing varnish drawn from natural sources, as from the Japanese varnish tree.
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It was Chinese lacquer pieces in the main which was the height of fashion and from the '20s the company grew more progressive with the inclusion of a more contemporary European aesthetic style.
For inspiration think Chinese lacquer red; hibiscus red; poppy red; geranium red; Valentino red; chilli red; ruby red.
Chinese lacquer work reached its zenith around 1680 when the Emperor K'ang Hsi established a royal factory next to the imperial palace in Peking.
It flourishes the likes of a virtuoso piece of rococo cabinet-making, a Louis XV commode confected out of imported Chinese lacquer and embellished with finely chiselled gilt-bronze mounts and topped with marble (Fig.
The taste for the exotic and rare is shown, for example, by a magnificent pair of George I side tables made for the 1st Duke of Newcastle and attributed to James Moore that still retain their rich Chinese lacquer tops; priced at just over 1m [pounds sterling], they recently sold privately on the London market (Fig.
In 1937 excavations revealed two treasure rooms filled with Indian ivories, Han-period Chinese lacquer, Hellenistic painted glassware and Graeco-Roman bronzes.

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