Pen tray depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

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    Carved lacquer pen tray, showing the sages in the bamboo grove. These men are an historic group, often used in decoration. The upper layer is of red lacquer carved down to a yellow background.

    In: Impey, O. R., and M. Tregear, Oriental Lacquer: Chinese and Japanese Lacquer from the Ashmolean Museum Collections (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1983)

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lacquer

Further reading

Impey, O. R., and M. Tregear, Oriental Lacquer: Chinese and Japanese Lacquer from the Ashmolean Museum Collections (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1983), no. 6 a on p. ix, illus. p. 6

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