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Large Plate

Large Plate

1280-1368

The two main forms of surface decoration for Chinese lacquer are painting and carving, and later craftsmen were also able to inlay materials like gold foil and mother-of-pearl. The diaoqi or “carved lacquer” technique required enough coats to allow carving a three-dimensional design. Here it is applied with softly rounded carving for the fifteen pommel scrolls flowing around a floral motif at the center.
Lacquer
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Diam.: 13 1/4 in.
Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund
74.21
location
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective", December 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009 (12/22/2007 - 7/26/2009)
Published ReferencesTrubner, Henry. "Asian Art in the Seattle Art Museum: Fifty Years of Collecting." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1983, p. 12, illus. b&w

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