Box decorated with grapes and butterflies

Sohn Daehyun Korean

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Sohn Daehyun, who works in the long tradition of Korean lacquer, called ottchil  (옻칠), and mother-of-pearl art, has been recognized with the designation as Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 1 Chiljang-Ottchil [서울무형문화재 제1호 칠장(옻칠) 보유자]. On this box, the artist wonderfully adapts the grapevine, a subject more often found on ceramics and in painting. Sohn also includes butterflies, a whimsical motif of which he is particularly fond.

Box decorated with grapes and butterflies, Sohn Daehyun (Korean, born 1949), Ottchil lacquer, wood, hemp, and mother-of-pearl, Korea

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