Beauty of lacquer art on show at exhibition in Hangzhou

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2021-01-28 09:42
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A Ming Dynasty black lacquer box on show. [Photo provided to China Daily]

China's long history of using natural lacquer to make daily objects more beautiful and durable is evident in the lacquer ware found in Neolithic relics in the country. Throughout centuries, the production of lacquer objects boomed to elevate the craft to a higher level of artistry.

An exhibition now on at the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou through Oct 23, 2022, reviews the glory of lacquer art in ancient China, showing some 87 fine objects in the museum collection dated between the Song (960-1279) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

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