Large Plate

Large Plate


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.
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Diam.: 13 1/4 in.
Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective, Dec. 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Boundless: Stories of Asian Art, Feb. 8, 2020 - ongoing.
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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