Lacquerware Boxes Antique Information

Lacquerware Boxes Antique Information.

Lacquerware in its most decorative form was first developed during the Shang Dynasty although primitive prehistoric examples have been found.

Lacquerwares include amber, jet, jade, quartz, chalcedony, agate, amethyst, sard, onyx, carnelion, heliotrope and jasper. Below are some examples of lacquerware boxes.

Antique Chinoiserie Paper Mache Black Lacquer Box Gilt With Hinged Lid Chinese

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Red Lacquer Box 1800-1899

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Antique Vintage Japanese Lacquer Box With Gold Painted Detail ESTATE FIND 1950s

$39.00
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antique chinese craved red lacquer box

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antique chinese craved red lacquer box

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REALISTIC ORIENTAL "LACQUER BOX" ABALONE AND BONE? ETCHED CELLULOID BUTTON

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Antique Japanese Lacquer Box Papier Mache Elaborate Decorations 5 Scenes Meiji 

$135.00
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VERY NICE VINTAGE LACQUERWARE BOX

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Vintage Chinese Floral Wood Lacquer Box - 55652

$168.30
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Fine Antique Chinese 18th Century Cinnabar Lacquer Box And Cover

$587.41 (22 Bids)
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Vintage Japanese Lacquer Box decorated with Crysanthemums c. 1955

$109.00
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Vintage Russian Lacquer Box signed 2 tier double box

$59.99
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Antique Chinese Dragons Lacquer Box

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Small lacquer box for incense or cosmetics, bird in plum tree, Japan, Edo period

$840.00
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Antique Japanese Lacquer Box

$38.00
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Antique Chinese Red Lacquer BOX w Chinese Script Lettering Inside 4" x 5.5" x 3"

$75.99
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19THC IMPERIAL RUSSIAN LACQUER BOX – TROIKA SCENE

$200.00
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Japanese Meiji eggshell lacquer box

$165.00
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Chinese Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box, Trees & Rocks, Scrolling Lotus, 18/19th C

$2,800.00
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Lacquerware is named because of the technique used, which is that the item is covered with lacquer, a clear varnish.

Lacquerware boxes are not the only items which used this technique. Other objects includ Chinese furniture and other oriental furniture.

Antique lacquerware boxes can sometimes be inlaid with substances such as mother of pearl or it can sometimes be carved as in the image of the red cinnibar lacquerware box of the Yongle period.

History of Antique Lacquerware Boxes

Sophisticated techniques for creating lacquerware first appeared during the Shang Dynasty.

The Han Dynasty saw the beginning of elaborate, incised decoration while the Tang Dynasy saw precious metals such as gold and silver being inlaid into lacquerware. Much of this inlay consisted of birds, animals and flowers.

Burmese Lacquerware

Burmese lacquerware uses the sap tapped from the varnish tree Melanorrhoea usitatissima or Thitsee that grows wild in the forests of Myanmar (formerly Burma).