My favourite is "Nabob" with wide-mouthed crimson flowers as shiny as Chinese lacquer
Sam Fogg show Tibetan manuscripts (29 October-20 November); Priestly and Ferraro open 'Song Ceramics and Works of Art' on 29 October (until 6 November); Knapton Rasti Asian Art have fine jade carving and blue-and-white ceramics; and Ben Janssens Oriental Art devote their show to Chinese lacquer
It was Chinese lacquer
pieces in the main which was the height of fashion and from the '20s the company grew more progressive with the inclusion of a more contemporary European aesthetic style.
They passed by my stand, asked about two Chinese lacquer
bowls and immediately bought them (Fig.
For inspiration think Chinese lacquer
red; hibiscus red; poppy red; geranium red; Valentino red; chilli red; ruby red.
It flourishes the likes of a virtuoso piece of rococo cabinet-making, a Louis XV commode confected out of imported Chinese lacquer
and embellished with finely chiselled gilt-bronze mounts and topped with marble (Fig.
work reached its zenith around 1680 when the Emperor K'ang Hsi established a royal factory next to the imperial palace in Peking.
She also started to collect Chinese lacquer
14), and plate x shows a different type of vase containing flowers painted onto the glass panels of lanterns, but as the motif was ubiquitous it could equally well have been copied from Chinese lacquer
The taste for the exotic and rare is shown, for example, by a magnificent pair of George I side tables made for the 1st Duke of Newcastle and attributed to James Moore that still retain their rich Chinese lacquer
tops; priced at just over 1m [pounds sterling], they recently sold privately on the London market (Fig.