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Polished Black Lacquer Jar with Lotus-form Cover

Polished Black Lacquer Jar with Lotus-form Cover

Artist: GAN Erke

Materials: Natural lacquer, ramie, ancient tile ash, and gold foil
Size: H180mm x D218mm

Year: 2016

  • Gan Erke not only picked up this traditional craft, but also added new innovations, most notably his bold color combinations.   He has comprehended and inherited the Chinese lacquerware tradition and developed his way onto a profound level with the embodiment of beauty-appreciation of the Song and Yuan Dynasties.  Gan’s works reflects his aesthetic attitude whose aim is to sustain or revive the highest levels of traditional craftsmanship, by producing distinctive utilitarian objects of great subtlety and beauty. 

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