Vintage Chinese Carved Red Cinnabar Silver Trinket / Pill Box Mirrored Lid

$29.00

Vintage Chinese Carved Red Cinnabar Silver Trinket / Pill Box Mirrored Lid

$29.00

This beautiful hand-carved trinket or pill box comes from the ancient Chinese tradition of carving lacquer. To make the beautiful floral decorations in the top, Cinnabar, which is a mercury ore rich in red pigment, is mined, powdered and mixed into a lacquer. The material is layered over and over until it is thick enough to carve. It is suspected that the Chinese developed this process to stabilize the otherwise toxic mercury content.

Box measures 38 x 28 x 25 mm

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Description

This beautiful hand-carved trinket or pill box comes from the ancient Chinese tradition of carving lacquer. To make the beautiful floral decorations in the top, Cinnabar, which is a mercury ore rich in red pigment, is mined, powdered and mixed into a lacquer. The material is layered over and over until it is thick enough to carve. It is suspected that the Chinese developed this process to stabilize the otherwise toxic mercury content.

Box measures 38 x 28 x 25 mm

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Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 2 in
Materials

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