Lacquered stem cup with silver liningOn display
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Lacquered stem cup with silver lining
Date16th century (1501 - 1600)
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Material and technique
wood, covered in black and red lacquer, and with carved decoration; silver lining
Dimensions8.8 cm (height)
8.5 cm (diameter)
at foot 5.3 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.