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Inlaid lacquer box

  • Object:

    box

  • Place of origin:

    South Korea (made)

  • Date:

    2014-2015 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lee, Kwang-Woong 이광웅 (professor) (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    This Korean traditional lacquer box is featured with the fine mother-of-pearl inlays, called 'najon (나전)'. This lacquer box is made with the 'jurumjil (주름질)' technique, which is cutting and slicing pieces of shell with a fretsaw.

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by Samsung

  • Museum number:

    FE.25-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black lacquer box inlaid with plum blossom motif.

Place of Origin

South Korea (made)

Date

2014-2015 (made)

Artist/maker

Lee, Kwang-Woong 이광웅 (professor) (artist)

Materials and Techniques

This Korean traditional lacquer box is featured with the fine mother-of-pearl inlays, called 'najon (나전)'. This lacquer box is made with the 'jurumjil (주름질)' technique, which is cutting and slicing pieces of shell with a fretsaw.

Dimensions

Length: 360 mm, Width: 260 mm, Height: 60 mm

Descriptive line

Lacquer stationery box with inlaid shell decorated with a plum blossom design

Materials

Wood; Lacquer

Techniques

Inlaid

Collection

East Asia Collection

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