Chinese lacquer tea cup with a touch of Hulu element, has ice crack pattern on the inside.
The resin used in Chinese lacquer work is obtained from a species of tree (indigenous to China) known as Toxicodendron vernicifluum, commonly called the lacquer tree. The resin, which is taken only from trees that are at least 10 years old, contains an active ingredient called urushiol, plus a number of phenols suspended in water. These ingredients react with each other, and with the surrounding oxygen, causing the lacquer resin to harden.
The lacquer produces an extremely durable and beautiful finish, that is almost totally impervious to water, and highly resistant to damage by acids/alkalis or abrasion.
- 100% Porcelain
- Chinese Lacquer