Cinnabar Lacquerware Red Feng Shui Dragon
This is a fine quality Chinese Cinnabar Lacquerware in stunning vermilion color carved with the image of the Imperial Dragon. Back is lacquered black. Comes with a stand. This exquisite item will definitely make a lovely addition to your home or office, an envy to visitors and business associates.
Lacquerware has been made in Chinese history since 200 B.C. by using lacquer harvested from the sap of a Lacquer tree native to Southern China. It takes up months for a piece of Cinnabar lacquerware to be completed because many coats of lacquer are required to create the desired thickness that can be carved and each layer must dry before the next layer can be applied. Because of the tedious process, Cinnabar lacquer wares would fetch a higher price. Cinnabar is usually used as the coloring pigment because of its durability and beautiful vivid red to orange color – a favorite color of the Chinese. Cinnabar also has significance in Taoist culture, and was regarded as the color of life and eternity.
|Material: Cinnabar Lacquerware|
|Dimension LxWxH (in/cm): 9.0×9.0x1.0 / 22.0×22.0x2.45|