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Date2nd half of the 17th century
Material and technique
Dimensions9.8 cm (height)
34.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 18 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Purchased with the aid of funds provided by the Story Fund.
not on display
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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.