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Pair of Vintage Red Cinnabar Vases - $125

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size / dimensions: H 7" With stand H 8"
Red Cinnabar Lacquer Cabinet Vases 7" - H 8" on wooden Base. The surface of each vase is finely carved with flowering branches and rockwork This is a wonderful example of cinnabar from China is a carved Cinnabar lacquer . The lacquer was applied coat by coat to the core in up to 200 coats, or until a thickness that could be carved was achieved. This requires an enormous amount of time and labour, as each layer must dry and be polished before the next layer is applied. Since lacquer hardens slowly, only one layer could be applied per day. When all the layers are applied, the craftsman can carve an elaborate design into the surface.

These carved on brass body and the lining and base are enameled in azure blue enamel.
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