Kōdaiji lacquer tea caddyOn display
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Kōdaiji lacquer tea caddy
Date17th century (1601 - 1700)
Material and technique
Dimensions9 cm (diameter)
4.8 cm (with lid) (height)
4 cm (without lid) (height)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the Eric North Bequest Fund and Story Fund, 2008.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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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.