What a lovely and beautiful lacquer tissue box! There's a long and narrow elliptical hole on the top, through which you can pull the paper out. Wonderful and bright pear flowers were spreaded all over the surface. Adding the top quality transparent lacquer, the pear flower patterns were more dreamy and vivid. You could put it on the desk and use it daily, it will give you good mood. Also they were perfect fashion Chinesese style gift for your friends.
Lacquer has been used in Chinese Arts since about 200 BC. Lacquer comes from the sap of a Lacquer tree (native to Southern China). It is harvested much like Maple Sap in the United States and Canada. Lacquer is an extremely tedious process. Many coats are needed to create a thickness that can be carved. As many as 100 to 150 coats may be used on some pieces to achieve the desired thickness. Each layer must dry before the next can be applied. It takes up to 4 months to make a single piece. The most popular coloring used in Lacquer goods is called Cinnabar, which is made from mercury. The name comes from its dark red color.
Preparation time: 2-3 working days