chinese tea caddy in cinnabar

chinese tea caddy in cinnabar

Chinese Tea Caddy in carved Lacquer
Early 21st century, Enamelled blue inside and base

The carved lacquer of China (diaoqi) is particularly noteworthy. In this the lacquer was built up to a considerable thickness. When several colours were used, successive layers of each colour of uniform thickness were arranged in the order in which they were to predominate. When the whole mass was complete and homogeneous, it was cut back from the surface to expose each colour as required by the design. When the lacquer was cold and hard, the carving was done with a V-shaped tool kept very sharp. The cutting was done with amazing precision—no correction of faults was possible, for each layer had to be exactly and accurately reached and the final result precisely foreseen from the beginning of the work. The red lacquer (tihong), so well known and justly appreciated, was coloured with cinnabar (red mercuric sulphide). Other colours include a deep and a lighter olive green, buff, brown, black, and purple (aubergine). This is a Cinnabar Red base with a Black top layer. Very elegant
Dimensions:9.5x8.5cm

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