Chinese Carved Cinnabar Pedestal

Antique Chinese Carved Cinnabar Pedestal

$295.00

Fine Antique Chinese Carved Cinnabar Pedestal Sculpture | Beautiful Antique Chinese Cinnabar Pedestal | Approx. Dimensions: 13.5″ H ” | Very Good + condition with age related surface wear

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  • Fine Antique Chinese Carved Cinnabar Pedestal Sculpture | Beautiful Antique Chinese Cinnabar Pedestal | Approx. Dimensions: 13.5″ H ” | Very Good + condition with age related surface wear | Provenance: Estate of Sondra Schneider.

    Although lacquer is used in many Asian cultures, the art of carving cinnabar based lacquer is unique to China. Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It is an amazing material that hardens when exposed to oxygen and becomes a natural plastic that is resistant to water and can withstand heat and certain acids.  The red color is derived from cinnabar, a bright red mineral consisting of mercury sulfide.

  • Kind

    Sculptures

    Medium

    Cinnabar

    Origin

    China