*China Export Victorian 1900 Large Bombe Baluster Carved Vase In Red Cinnabar
Large Chinese Carved Cinnabar Vase with brass lining.
Very nice antique Chinese export vase, created during the Victorian era (1838-1901), back in the 1900. It is finely carved with a bombe baluster shape in vivid red cinnabar and depicts five villages scenes of landscapes with gardens, wooden houses, scholars and peoples dressed with elaborated long ropes. All this scenes are framed, inside a border designed with geometric patterns and symbols. Fully decorated with geometric symbols, flowers and squared lines, mounted with brass linings on the top and the base.
Measurements: Height 18.75 Inches (47.63 Cm). Diameter 9.85 Inches (25 Cm).
Cinnabar in its original form, cinnabar is crystallized red mercuric sulphide (HgS), the main ore bearing mercury. Cinnabar has been used for thousands of years as a coloring agent because of its intense red-orange color. Carved lacquer, which is predominantly red, is often known as "cinnabar" lacquer, a reference to the use of this powdered mercury sulphide as the primary colorant.Lacquer is the resin (or sap) of a family of trees (rhus verniciflua) found throughout southern China. It is an amazing material that hardens when exposed to oxygen and becomes a natural plastic that is resistant to water and can withstand heat and certain acids People suffering from blood diseases should consider the regular use of Cinnabar Stone because of its ability to heal and purify the blood. Likewise, Cinnabar Stone can be your solution to diseases such as anemia and a low level of hemoglobin in the body.
Note: This is a stunning kind of pieces are becoming harder to find. It is an antique not a reproduction.
Condition: The overall condition of this vase is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the surfaces. Has not been deep cleaned to preserve the aged patina. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D100822SNMH/.1112