Parrots Among Peonies Carved Lacquer Plate

Lacquer is a sealant derived from the sap of the lacquer tree (Rhus vernicifera) that grows throughout Asia. Like varnish it is an irritant in its unrefined state. Used for everyday and ceremonial pieces, lacquer not only enhances the appearance of an object, but also gives it added strength and makes it waterproof. The covering […]