A Chinese minature gold lacquerware table. Finely applied decoration in gold on a dark brown lacquer base. C. 19th century.
The term lacquer refers to hard, often shiny finishes that are applied to a variety of materials, especially wood. Chinese and Japanese Lacquerware are highly collectable Oriental antiques for sale.
Condition: Some wear to raised areas of table top, rim, feet and underside.
Dimensions: 26cm (W) 17cm (H)
Provenance: Ex. Private collection, Hampshire, UK.
Lacquerware are objects decoratively covered with lacquer. Lacquerware includes small or large containers, tableware, a variety of small objects carried by people, and larger objects such as furniture and even coffins painted with lacquer. Before lacquering, the surface is sometimes painted with pictures, inlaid with shell and other materials, or carved. The lacquer can be dusted with gold or silver and given further decorative treatments.
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