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 Japanese Hand Painted Small Lacquer Box

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Ming Style Chinese Carved “Crane” Cinnabar Lacquer Box.

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ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER BOX TRAY WOOD BIRD FLOWER

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Large Antique Octagon Lacquer Box

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Chinese Antique Cinnabar Red Lacquer Box

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VINTAGE1940s FOOCHOW CHINA LACQUER BOX LANDSCAPE DECORATED SIENS SHAO AN WARE

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antique Russian lacquer box

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Antique Japanese Shibayama & Lacquer Box c.1900 Meiji / Taisho Period

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Chinese Exquisite Handmade flower pattern mother-of-pearl lacquerware box

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Vintage Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Box One Six Sides And One Square

$100.00
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Chinese Red Lacquer Box

$500.00
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Antique Chinese Black Lacquer Box with Gold Flying Phoenix Birds

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Rare~~~Chinese Foochow Shin Shao An Saue Kee Lacquer Box with Dragons

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19th C Chinese cinnabar lacquer box and cover

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1958 Chinese Gilt Fuzhou Fujian Foochow Foo Chow Lacquer Box Chrysanthemum Mk

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Lacquerware box

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ANTIQUE CHINESE CHINA LACQUER BOX

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Chinese Exquisite Handmade flower mother-of-pearl lacquerware box

$14.00 (5 Bids)
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Vintage Russian Lacquer Box signed 2 tier double box

$59.99
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Antique JAPANESE SIGNED LACQUER BOX

$159.00
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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).