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Antique Chinese Lacquer Twin dishes with Dynasty Wanli mark (1573-1619) 26cm - 10.2", Two old Chinese Cinnabar

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Twin pair of ancient Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer Dishes. Both are practically the same and represent an old man and a boy in a forest. The back is also adorned with typical patterns and in the center the mark of the Chinese Emperor Wanli, (1573-1619) belonging to the Ming Dynasty. Approximate diameter: 26cm - 10.2 " Material: Cinnabar lacquer Region of origin: China Previous origin owner: German antique house, previously a collector in the southern part of Germany. Estimated age: The six-character back signature says: Da Ming Wan-li Nian Zhi, Made in the Ming Dynasty Reign of Wanli, but we think they may be later, from the 18th-19th century. State: Some of its previous owners seem to have had them hanging on the wall with a double-sided tape, which has left remains in the back. One of them has a (apparently recent) C-shaped break in the zone of the 2 o'clock position, but it is best seen from the back (I include photos). For the rest they are well and have a normal wear to have gone through many owners. The carved lacquer requires a complicated manufacturing process, starting with a body made of brass or wood. After preparation and polishing, is coated with several dozen layers of lacquer to a total thickness of 5 to 18 mm. The recorders should wait for the lacquer does not crack dry. Then, the hardened lacquer is cut, and started creating "carved paintings" of landscapes, human figures, flowers and birds ... then end up dry and polish. Usually, it takes 6-8 months to complete a piece of carved lacquer. The ancient craft of carved lacquer originated in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Song (960-1279) Dynasty saw the rapid development of technology. It was during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) that carved lacquer ware was introduced in Beijing, when the city was designated capital of the country attracted many craftsmen. In the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the factory Orchid, imperial lacquer workshop was created to meet the growing demand for the royal court. lacquer skilled workers from around the country gathered at the factory to compete and cooperate with each other, unique features were developed in the ceramic carved lacquer. Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) had its own imperial workshop specializing in the manufacture of carved lacquer works. The industry reached its peak during the reign of Qianlong, since the emperor was an enthusiast, who had his coffin decorated with carved lacquer. However, the industry declined in the Qing Dynasty entering the final period. With solemn designs, calm colors and exquisitely engraved decorations, lacquer perfectly integrates the fine characteristics of lacquer and exquisite engraving ancient craft. It is endowed with supreme artistic values ​​and is an oriental art treasure and the first exclusively owned by China. 🚚 In this article, the default "Standard" Shipping will be by Insured mail with certified post and tracking number (we can not assure that the tracking works correctly, depends on the postal service of each country). 📞 Please tell us a phone number for shipping, it is for the exclusive use of the postal service and customs. It is necessary for express shipments with UPS-FedEx. The actual color may differ slightly from the one you see on your monitor screen, as it depends on the specific monitor settings. The accesories and atrezzo of pictures is not included in the price. ★ Please read our policies and ask what you want: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Vintagecollection888#policies ★★★ The Shop ★★★ https://www.vintagecollection888.etsy.com
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