Fine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar CaseFine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar Case

This beautiful lacquerware item is much like the Japanese Kogo, it may have been used for an ink case as well. In both Japan and China, this style lacquer work is called Tsuishu, and it is a very popular lacquer ware design. It is a thickly-coated red lacquer ware with patterns carved in relief. The base part is not wood, it may be resin or celluloid. That does not mean it is less valuable and it is old, most likely early 1900s. From a trusted seller from Japan. The natural wearing of the lacquer occurring with age shows wonderful character in the design. It is in very good condition besides a very small chip on the rim. Please see more below about Tsuishu. Its history is deep in old China.

SIZE : Diameter 2.4" or 6.09 cms, Height 1.2" or 3.05 cms.
Weight 40 grams. Please note that US shipping is free on this item.

Tsuishu

Tsuishu was considered to be the finest of Chinese lacquer ware.
In the Tang, Song and Yuan dynasties, lacquer ware production step into floruit. Tsuishu carved lacquerware was introduced to Japan together with Zen Buddhism during the Kamakura Period. Later, in the Muromachi Period, tsuishu objects were used to decorate private libraries of Sinophiles. Lacquered works made by this method were also used for the tea ceremony utensils.

Tsuishu is a technique in which red lacquer is applied layer upon layer onto a wood core. When the thickness has built up hundreds of layers, the hard lacquer is engraved with designs. This excellent Chinese technique requires an extraordinary amount of production time.

The best-known lacquer ware in China is solid lacquer without any wooden base produced in Fujian Province, which is characterized by its heat, acid and alkali resistant properties.

(from the angular momentum website)(Excerpt)


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ITEM ID
A386
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ORIGIN
China • Chinese

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Fine Old Chinese Vintage Lacquer Ware Tsuishu Cinnabar Case

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