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Inlaid lacquer box

Box
2014-2015 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Black lacquer box inlaid with plum blossom motif.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Lacquer Box With Inlaid Shell in Plum Blossom Design
  • Lacquer Box With Inlaid Shell in Plum Blossom Design
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.
Brief Description
Lacquer stationery box with inlaid shell decorated with a plum blossom design
Physical Description
Black lacquer box inlaid with plum blossom motif.
Dimensions
  • Length: 360mm
  • Width: 260mm
  • Height: 60mm
Credit line
Purchase funded by Samsung
Associated Objects
    Collection
    Accession Number
    FE.25-2015

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    record createdMarch 3, 2015
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