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

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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Oriental Museum

Durham University, Elvet Hill, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TH
0191 334 5694

Opening times

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat – Sun, 12noon – 5pm Closed between Christmas and New Year

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