Chinese Red Lacquer Boxes

Price guide to Chinese red lacquer boxes, also known as cinnabar. Although lacquer is used in many Asian cultures, the art of carving lacquer is unique to China. Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It is an amazing material that hardens when exposed to oxygen and becomes a natural plastic that is resistant to water and can withstand heat and certain acids.

Carved lacquer, which is predominantly red, is often known as “cinnabar” lacquer, a reference to the use of this powdered mercury sulphide as the primary colorant. Reference: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

CINA (China): old Chinese red cinnabar lacquer carved box - inkwell

$35.00
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CINA (China): Old Chinese red cinnabar lacquer carved box - damaged

$90.00
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Chinese Cinnabar Red Carved Lacquer 6 Sided Pumpkin Gourd Shape Trinket Box

$37.00
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Antique Cinnabar Black Lacquer Box

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Antique Chinese Cinnabar Red Lacquer Box Bone Carving Top Floral Decoration

$148.00
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Antique Chinese Cinnabar Lacquered Box

$19.99 (0 Bids)
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VTG Chinese Red & Black Lacquer CINNABAR JEWELRY BOX Asian Art

$49.00 (0 Bids)
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2 Chinese 19 C Red Finely Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Lidded Jars

$800.00 (0 Bids)
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Chinese 19 C Red Cinnabar Lacquer Round Box

$600.00 (0 Bids)
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Antique hand carved Chinese red lacquer cinnabar brass matchbox

$125.00
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ANTIQUE OLD CHINESE CARVED RED LACQUER CINNABAR BOX WISE MAN

$77.00
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Fine Antique Chinese Carved Cinnabar Red Lacquer Box

$185.00
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