Large vase baluster lacquer Cinnabar characters landscapes flowers China nineteenth

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G10 95

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1 500,00 €

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Large baluster-shaped vase in cinnabar lacquer *, richly decorated with four scenes of characters in wooded landscapes (old man with geese, woman under a pine tree, character carving a tree, wise with a child), all surrounded by flowers in medallions and stylized plant motifs, from China, from nineteenth century epoqye.

This vase is in good condition. It is very decorative and is of high quality.

A report: an accident and restoration at the neck, some small cracks inside the neck, some accidents and gaps in the bottom of the vase, (see arrows), slight accidents (small cracks and depression) in the landscape with the character mounted in a tree especially above and under the mountain, wear of time, look at the pictures.

* Cinnabar lacquer:

In Europe as in India, lacquer is a substance like a gum deposited on trees by certain species of insects, such as "tachardia lacca". This substance harvested from the tree has been used to imitate Far Eastern lacquer on Japanese or sinister furniture since the 16th century. The lacquer, dehydrated and purified, contains according to the qualities up to 80% of "urushiol" (acid of lacquer). This material, thus pure, can be used directly as a transparent substance. If one wishes to obtain a colored matter, it is enough to add special pigments, the cinnabar for the red, the soot of pine or lamp for the black one, and later the sulphate of iron for the black one, the sulphide of arsenic for green and brown. For the white, mixture of lacquer and lead carbonate (white lead), already used before our era on Chinese lacquer

Data sheet

  • Diamètre col 13 cm / pied 12 cm / max. env. 17,5 cm
  • Height 38 cm