Virtual Lecture Series
Lacquerware has been a treasured luxury item in Asia for centuries. High-quality lacquer is especially precious because of the skill, time, and expense required to produce it. Revel in gorgeous lacquer items from the Asian Art Museum’s collection and discover how this time-intensive craft can be at once functional, protective, and beautiful.
Image: Folding fan, 1800-1900. China. Lacquer, pigments, and applique on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Susan and Ian Wilson, F2000.83. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.