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    Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea

    Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea
    April 29, 2016 - October 23, 2016.

    On a background of sleek lacquer, mother-of-pearl illuminates intricate flowers, swirling leaves and birds poised to fly. This ornate art has been practiced in Korea for over a thousand years, but it hasn’t been extensively studied or displayed in the United States. Now, learn about luminous Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware with the first U.S. exhibition devoted to this time-honored tradition.

    For more information about this exhibition, visit http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions/korean-lacquerware.

    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1850-1950
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) or Japanese colonial period (1910–1945)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, brass wire, and ray skin
    Object Number: B61D13
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl and metal fittings
    Object Number: B62M13
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, ray skin, and metal wire
    Object Number: B60M18+
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: B62M18.a-.d
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1800-1850
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl and metal fittings
    Object Number: 1992.30.1-.3
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1700-1800
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl and metal fittings
    Object Number: 1997.3
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: approx. 1700-1800
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquer on wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2003.28.a-.b
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: approx. 1550-1650
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2006.6.a-.b
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1850-1950
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, ray skin, and metal wire
    Object Number: 2009.17
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1850-1910
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, ray skin, and metal wire
    Object Number: 2012.99
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1850-1910
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid ray skin and brass wire
    Object Number: 2012.100
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1700-1850
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2016.38
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1750-1850
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2016.37
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1800-1900
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2016.39
    Place of Origin: Korea
    Date Made: 1700-1800
    Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
    Materials: Lacquered wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl
    Object Number: 2016.40