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
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.