Chinese black lacquered pot.

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Flea Market
Asian art
Miami USA
Description from user:

It seems to a black lacquered pot, the interior is made of metal, I think it is copper.

Answered within about 12 hours
By David U.
Aug 17, 09:20 UTC
Fair Market Value
$1,800 - $2,500 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
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Hello Oscar,

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Based on the images and information you provided, this item is:

A black lacquerware pot, handmade and handcrafted, from late Qing Dynasty. Black lacquerware is a traditional and highly regarded craft in China, known for its exquisite craftsmanship, glossy finish, and intricate designs. Lacquerware involves the application of multiple layers of lacquer, a natural resin extracted from the sap of the lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum), onto a base material such as wood. The lacquer is then polished to create a smooth and reflective surface.

Creating black lacquerware is a time-consuming and intricate process that requires a high level of skill. Artisans carefully apply layers of lacquer, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. The process may involve several layers or more, depending on the desired thickness and durability of the lacquerware. The base material for black lacquerware pots is usually wood, which provides a sturdy foundation for the layers of lacquer. Common woods used include elm, poplar, or pine.

Black lacquer pots are often adorned with elaborate designs, which can include intricate patterns, scenes from nature, mythical creatures, and more. These designs are typically created using techniques such as "carving" (engraving intricate patterns through layers of lacquer) and "inlay" (embedding materials like mother-of-pearl or colored lacquer into the surface).

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