Octagonal vessel with cover decorated with peonies

Sohn Daehyun Korean

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The covered vessel is a tour de force of intricate inlay. This vessel foregrounds mother-of-pearl, but uses smaller, curvilinear pieces that showcase the meticulous work of cutting and inlaying the shell and painstakingly removing excess lacquer and polishing.

Octagonal vessel with cover decorated with peonies, Sohn Daehyun (Korean, born 1949), Ottchil lacquer, red pine, hemp, red clay, and mother-of-pearl, Korea

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