Lacquered box with figures in a landscapeOn display
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Lacquered box with figures in a landscape
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
box, probably wood, covered in black lacquer, inlaid with gold and mother-of-pearl
Dimensionswith lid 2.9 cm (height)
without lid 2 cm (height)
8.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by E. H. North, 1965.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.