Monthly Archives: March 2009

Cinnabar Part 2 …Chinese and Japanese

Cinnabar was important in both China and Japan. In fact, in 1609 the Japanese gave control of cinnabar (Kanji) mining to an official sanctioned guild.The material is the same but the techniques that each country uses are different… this has led to a lot of confusion. I did a lot of online searches and found […]

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Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer Bracelet and Necklace

This huge (2 3/4" high) 19th century cinnabar and black lacquer bracelet has an unusual construction. Its three metal panels are curved, hinged and painted with a thick paint colored with cinnabar. The three black lacquer panels are carved with open work and attached to the metal base, so the red you see in the […]

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