Cinnabar Laquer Chinese Vase
In China, during the Neolithic period, lacquer was used often as an art medium and was colored using minerals such as black carbon, yellow orpiment, and red cinnabar. Cinnabar is a very vibrant, bright red mineral, beautiful for painting. Cinnabar lacquer refers to hand-carved lacquer pieces that are painted with the cinnabar mineral. These two vases display a gorgeous red along with a bright blue interior and intricate oriental carvings throughout the outside. In excellent condition.
Measurements: 3" in diameter / 6" H