Square vase with flowers and figuresOn display
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Square vase with flowers and figures
Date18th century (1701 - 1800)
Material and technique
pewter, covered in black lacquer and inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Dimensions13.6 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at foot 13.6 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm max. (height x width x depth)
width and depth at mouth 13.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by E. H. North, 1966.
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.