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Brown Sparkling ‘Lujiaosha’ Lacquer Bottle Vase

Brown Sparkling ‘Lujiaosha’ Lacquer Bottle Vase

Artist: GAN Erke

Materials: Natural lacquer, ramie, ancient tile ash, mineral pigments, deer antler powder, and gold powder

Size: H210 x D100 mm

Year: 2017

  • This bottle adopts the style of narrow-necked flasks during the Tang Dynasty, with a trumpet-shaped mouth, long neck, bulging body, and an extravagant ring-shaped base. Using ancient methods, it consists of natural lacquer, ramie, and ancient tile ash. Lujiaosha-Gritting-Lacquer is applied on the surface of the bottle, forming the looming gold particles within its plain-coloured surface. As an object in the scholar’s studio, its dignified shape is subtle yet restrained. Lujiaosha-Gritting-Lacquer is a very delicate type of lacquer decoration. Despite its finely polished surface, the grainy texture is deliberately retained. The best Lujiaosha-Gritting-Lacquer pieces are usually rich in brown colour, as if they are stacked by fine sand. Looming gold particles glow within the bottle’s plain-coloured yet protean-patterned lacquer surface.The measurements of this bottle is extremely precise, with its eight edges running straight from the top to the bottom. Lujiaosha-Gritting-Lacquer is a very delicate type of lacquer decoration. Despite its finely polished surface, the grainy texture is deliberately retained. The best Lujiaosha-Gritting-Lacquer pieces are usually rich in brown colour, as if they are stacked by fine sand. Looming gold particles glow within the bottle’s plain-coloured yet protean-patterned lacquer surface. The heart and round bottom of the bottle are finely polished, forming a firm, flat, dark and smooth mirror-like interior which make this piece highly collectible.