Vintage Chinese Black Lacquerware Vase Engraved Gold Landscape China 19th C
Auctions is pleased to offer a beautiful vintage Chinese black lacquerware Vase, decorated with landscape motifs. In Chinese art, the word lacquerware refers to a variety of decorative techniques used to coat wood, bamboo, metal or other surfaces, with a hard, resinous finish and obtained from a species of tree (indigenous to China) known as Toxicodendron vernicifluum , commonly called the Lacquer Tree. The technique dates to the Neolithic era, when lacquering was originally intended as a form of waterproof protection for wood and bamboo, but the process rapidly became a greatly valued method of decorating fine objects. Now a highly skilled decorative art, it often involves the application of many layers of lacquer to the core material, which is time-consuming and extremely costly. This beautifully decorated Vase employs the technique of. "Engraved gold" (qiangjin), in which. An adhesive of lacquer is applied to fine lines incised on the lacquer surface, and gold foil or powdered gold is pressed into the grooves; and. "Filled-in" (diaotian or tianqi), where.
Lacquer is inlaid with lacquer of another color (in this green and red-brown). The vase measures 4 inches in diameter by 10.75 inches in height (10.1 cm by 27.3 cm). It is in very good condition, including tiny chips, rubbing and light scratches, consistent with a dating probably to the late 19th or early 20th century.
Guaranteed authentic, it would make a great collectors piece for anyone involved in Chinese lacquerware, vases or Chinese art in general. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance.
The item "VINTAGE CHINESE BLACK LACQUERWARE VASE ENGRAVED GOLD LANDSCAPE CHINA 19TH C" is in sale since Friday, March 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Vases & Jars". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Provenance: Ownership History Available