Hung's Arts Foundation

Revel in the boundless beauty of Lacquerware. Serena Hung loves the elegant and vibrant cinnabar color, and who could resist the geometric shapes characteristic of the Yuan dynasty? Or the exquisite details found in the scholar lingering in the garden motifs of the Ming dynasty? They all have their unique treasures waiting to be revealed. Hold it in your hand and experience the texture, the years of patience and brilliance that was achieved by the artists of that era.
  Carved Cinnabar lacquer tray
Ming Yongle (1403-1425 AD)

This is a Ming Yongle period cinnabar lacquer tray. It is in the shape of an octagonal lobe, decorated with a flower and leaf pattern repeating around the circumference of the tray. In the center of the tray, we can see a pavilion with literati. The artist carved three different background reliefs to distinguish the sky from the land and the water. On the bottom of this tray, we can see a six character needle-inscribed regime mark, 'Da Ming Yong Le Nien Zhi' (Yongle Period, Ming Dynasty) in black lacquer.