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Lacquer

Works of Art (72)

Armor (Gusoku), 16th and 18th centuries; Edo period, Japanese, Lacquered iron, mail, silk, copper-gilt (14.100.172)
Armor (yoroi), Late Kamakura period, early 14th century, Japanese, Lacquered iron and leather, silk, stenciled leather, copper-gilt (14.100.121)
Autumn Grasses in Moonlight, Meiji period, ca. 1872–91, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), Two-panel folding screen; ink, lacquer, and silver leaf on paper (1975.268.137)
Book cover with Christian themes, Zand (1751–94) or Qajar (1779–1925) period, 18th century, Iran, Pasteboard, painted and lacquered (34.23)
Book of Prayers, Sura Yasin and Surat al-Fath, dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20, Calligraphy: Ahmad Nairizi (Persian), Illumination: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper; lacquer binding (2003.239)
Buddha, probably Amitabha (Amituo), Tang dynasty, early 7th century, China, Dry lacquer with traces of gilt and pigment (19.186)
Cabinet, 17th–18th century, Thailand, Wood with lacquer and gold (1971.139)
Chest of drawers with floral decoration, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl (2006.260a–g)
Chest, Joseon dynasty, 19th century, Korea, Lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, sharkskin, and brass-wire inlay, and brass fittings (63.121.1a,b)
Clothing box with peony scrolls, Joseon dynasty, 16th–17th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay(L.1996.47.131)
Commode (commode à vantaux), ca. 1790, Stamped by Adam Weisweiler (French), Oak veneered with Japanese lacquer and European japanning, ebony, gilt-bronze mounts, violet brocatelle marble top (1977.1.12)
Corner cabinet (encoignure) (one of a pair), 1745–49, Stamped by Bernard van Risenburgh (French), Oak veneered with ebony and Chinese Coromandel lacquer, cherry, and purple wood, gilt-bronze mounts, Spanish brocatelle marble (1983.185.1a,b)
Cosmetic box, Joseon dynasty, 18th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (L.1996.47.132)
Daimyô wedding set with pine, bamboo, and cherry blossom decoration, Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Sprinkled gold, lacquer (10.7.1–.31)
Dainichi Nyorai (Mahā-vairochana), Heian period, 12th century, Japan, Wood with gold leaf and lacquer (26.118)
Document box with a scene from the "Butterflies" chapter of The Tale of Genji, Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji and gold ground (1981.243.1a–f)
Embroidered fan with landscape: Ancient Mountains, Green Pines, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Fan: silk embroidery on silk gauze; rim and handle: lacquered wood (62.97.25a)
Étagère, mid-19th century, English, Black lacquered, painted, and gilded wood and papier-mâché, mother-of-pearl (1999.50.2)
Girl Braiding Her Hair, 1600–1610, Barthélemy Prieur (French), Bronze with red-brown lacquer patina (1982.60.126)
Giso 404 piano lamp, ca. 1928, Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud (Dutch), Lacquered patinated brass (2002.16)
Harp-lute, ca. 1815, Edward Light (English), London, Wood, lacquered and gilded (50.184.1)
Helmet (Suji Kabuto), Muromachi period, 15th century, Japan, Lacquered iron, silk, stenciled leather, gilt copper (13.112.10)
Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto), 16th century; Momoyama period, Japanese, Lacquered iron (36.25.81)
Incense box (jinbako), Edo period, ca. 1830, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer; on pear-skin (nashiji) background pine, bamboo, and cherry blossoms, and the Shimazu and Matsudaira family crests (10.7.15)
Incense box (kobako) in the shape of a Mandarin Duck, Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (29.100.717)
Incense box (kobako), Meiji period, Japan, Maki-e decorated lacquer (14.40.824a–h)
Incense Burner, ca. 1530–40, Northern Italian (probably Padua), Bronze with dark brown lacquer patina (1982.60.108)
Incense container, Goryeo dynasty, 10th–12th century, Korea, Lacquer with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell inlay (over pigment) and brass wires (25.215.41a,b)
Inrô with design of sea foam, 19th century, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), after a design by Ogata Kôrin (Japanese), Gold lacquer, pewter inlay (36.100.249)
Inrô with design of thatched hut, 18th–19th century, Japanese, Lacquer (29.100.841)
Inrô: Figures in a landscaped garden, 18th century, Japanese, Red lacquer (10.211.2081)
Inro with decoration of Portuguese figures, Edo period, 19th century, Wood with black and gold lacquer (1975.268.178)
Lacquer comb and mirror case, 1878, Signed and dated: Fath Allah Shirazi, 1295 A.H., Iran, Papier-mâché, painted, varnished, and gilded (1979.460.2ab)
Letter box with pine, bamboo, cherry blossom, and family crests, Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji ground (part of a wedding set) (10.7.22)
Mechanical table, 1778, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with bois satiné (bloodwood), holly, black stained holly, amaranth, berberis, stained sycamore, and green lacquered wood, gilt-bronze mounts (33.12)
Pair of stirrups, late 16th–early 17th century, Japan, Iron, lacquer, and mother-of-pearl (2008.120.1, 2008.120.2)
Pen box, A. H. 1156 / 1743–44 A.D., cAli Ashraf (Iranian), Papier-mâché, painted, sprinkled with mica, and lacquered (2008.246a,b)
Pen box, early 19th century, Iran, Painted and varnished papier-mâché (2006.523)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, India, possibly Deccan or Kashmir, Lacquered papier-mâché with gold leaf (2002.416a,b)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, Signed by Haji Muhammad, Iran, Lacquer (2000.491a,b)
Plate from the erotic book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (Someiro no yama neya no hinagata): First Month, Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1736–44, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), Hand-colored woodblock illustration; ink and color on paper (JP1499)
Poem-card box with young pines and nandina flower, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and red lacquer on black lacquer ground (81.1.152a,b)
Portable writing cabinet with Tokugawa family crests, chrysanthemums, and foliage scrolls, Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century
Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and gold foil application on nashiji ground (81.1.133a–h)
Portrait sculpture of a Zen priest, Muromachi period, 14th–15th century, Japan, Lacquered wood (63.65)
Qin, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 1634, China, Wood, lacquer, jade, silk strings (1999.93)
Rectangular tray with Daoist Immortals, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay; basketry sides (2006.238)
Ritual Cabinet,18th century, Tibet, Lacquer and gilt on wood with metal additions (L.1993.88.1)
Ritual food container (dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 4th century B.C., China, Bronze inlaid with composition of bone black and lacquer (2006.117a,b)
Screen with birthday celebration for General Guo Ziyi, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, dated 1777, China, Carved red lacquer (1971.74a–h)
Screen: Sunrise/Sunset, ca. 1930, Jean Dunand (French), Lacquered gilt wood (2006.585)
Secretary (secrétaire à abattant), 1783, Jean-Henri Riesener (French), Oak veneered with ebony and black and gold Japanese lacquer, tulipwood, holly and black stained holly, amaranth, gilt-bronze mounts, white marble (20.155.11)
Set of five writing boxes with Japanese globeflowers, plum blossoms, and interlaced roundels, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and applied gold foil on nashiji ground (81.1.136a–z)
Seven-lobed platter with scene of children at play, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, China, Carved red lacquer (L.1996.47.14)
Sheng, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 19th century, China, Wood, metal, ivory (89.4.96)
Six-lobed incense burner (akoda koro), first half of Edo period, Japan, Black lacquer with decorations in ground gold, pear-skin sprinkling, line drawing, omitted line drawing, and needle drawing; metal rim and lattice work metal cover (12.134.29)
Stationery Box, Joseon dynasty, 15th century, Korea, Black lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay (L.1992.62.3a,b)
Stationery box, Momoyama period, early 17th century, Japan, Lacquer, with sprinkled gold decoration in Kodaiji style, inlaid with gold and silver foil (1987.82ab)
Statuette of Saint Agnes after Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), third quarter of 17th century, Cast after a terracotta sketch-model for one of the statues over the colonnades of Saint Peter's Square, Rome, Bronze, brown natural patina, traces of red-gold lacquer (1978.202)
Summer and autumn fruits tiered box (jubako), Edo–Meiji periods, ca. 1860–90, Shibata Zeshin (Japanese), Lacquer with maki-e (2010.143a–g)
Surcoat (jimbaori), Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century, Japan, Silk, felt, metallic thread, lacquered wood (2006.95)
Sutra box, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–1424), China, Red lacquer with qiangjin (incised and gilt decoration) (2001.584a-c)
Table and writing box, from the series Tale of the Changelings (Torikaebaya monogatari), Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1820s, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Japan, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper (JP1985)
Tray with Two Flycatchers and Hollyhocks, 14th century, China, Yuan dynasty, Carved red lacquer (2011.120.1)
Vase, ca. 1925, Jean Dunand (French, born Switzerland), Lacquered metal (1998.194ab)
Water jar (mizusashi) with design of pine trees, Edo period, ca. 1720, Japan, Stoneware with underglaze iron-oxide and lacquer cover (Kenzan style) (29.100.614a,b)
Water jar (mizusashi), Heisei period (1989–present), Nakamura Takuo (Japanese), Stoneware inlaid with gold and silver; lid of lacquered wood (2001.735a,b)
Water pot, Edo period, ca. 1625, Japan, Bizen pottery; lacquer cover; called Daruma-shape (25.215.47a,b)
Wine container, Momoyama period, ca. 1596–1600, Japan, Lacquered wood (1980.6)
Winged cup (erbei), Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Warring States period, 3rd century B.C., Hunan Province, China, Lacquered wood (1974.268.4)
Writing Box with Portrait of Fujiwara no Ietaka and a Poem about the Tatsuta River, Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and red lacquer on silver ground (29.100.688)
Writing Box with Warbler in Plum Tree
Edo period (1615–1868), 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e on nashiji ground (29.100.695a–e)
Writing Box with Waterfall and Characters, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground (81.1.173)