Ming lacquer table by Unknown Artist

It is covered overall in red lacquer which is then decorated in the 'qiang jin' incised gold technique, whereby the pattern is incised with a sharp point and subsequently filled in with gold leaf.

Details

Medium:
'incised gold' lacquer on a wood core
Dimensions:
28 x 94 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,500 ( Total: £42,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Nicholas Grindley

Provenance

With Bluett & Sons Ltd.; with Nicholas Grindley.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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