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Hong Yidong 洪乙棟 was born in Shanxi, China, in 1983. Graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, he  obtained his Master’s Degree in mural painting and lacquer painting in 2009. Hong’s artistic practices consist of painting, sculpture and Qishan 漆繕. He is well versed in different lacquer art techniques such as the Xipi, Maki-e, inlays of shells and eggshell from traditional application to reinvention.

 

Traditional lacquerware is coated with treated sap extracted from Chinese lacquer trees (Rhus vernicifera) that dries to a very hard and smooth surface layer that is durable, waterproof and looks attractive.

 

The lacquer sheath can withstand acid, alkali, alcohol and high temperature.

Lacquer Bamboo Tea Leaf Holder #4

HK$1,400.00Price
  • Lacquer craft in China has a long history. The oldest lacquerware discovered dates back to the Warring States period (403-221 B.C.). the craft has been transferred to Japan, Korea, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The value of a piece of lacquerware only begins with the materials used to make it. A high quality piece of lacquerware requires the skills of several different elements: lacquer, layers, core materials, decoration, colours, design and process.

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