Square vase with flowers and figuresOn display
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Square vase with flowers and figures
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
pewter, covered in black lacquer and inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Dimensions13.6 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at foot 13.6 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at mouth 13.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by E. H. North, 1966.
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.