China 1890-1910 Antique Victorian Era Dragon Bracelet In Red Lacquer Cinnabar Carved Wood
A Cinnabar lacquer bangle bracelet.
Very nice antique Chinese export bangle bracelet, made in the late 19th century during the Victorian era (1838-1901), circa 1900. It is finely carved in wood with red cinnabar lacquer and depicts the detailed figure of a long mythical dragon, flying in the clouds. Very unusual!.
Have a total weight of 37.2 Grams and the inside diameter is 8 Inches (20 Cm). The width measure is 16 mm.
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.
Condition: The overall condition of this bracelet is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000AEKL/.1111