Macaron (Set of Four)
Artist: CHEN Mingzong
Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold leaf
Size: H29mm x φ40mm
Chen's lacquer art is most recognisable for his unique nodular or fluid patterns. They are made by applying successive layers of lacquer in different colours and using the mother of pearl, gold, silver, and minerals as the base. After the application of the various materials, it formed a raised moulded lacquer layer. It is then polished flat in a somewhat repetitive process, primarily by hand, to reveal the patterns.