Drinking Cups quinomi (set of 5) by Kado Yui

The Oriental Museum possesses a fine collection of historic lacquer (Chinese, Burmese and Japanese), but no examples of contemporary Japanese lacquer work.


Red lacquer
9.3 x 5.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £750)
Acquired in:
Simon Pilleng

These cups are excellent examples of beautiful yet utilitarian objects – a marriage of function and form. The maker is an up-and-coming artist, who (as so often in Japan), is following in the footsteps of his renowned father, Kado Isaburo. Possession of a set of 5 pieces will facilitate conservation by allowing us to rotate objects on display. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


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Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694 www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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