Raw lacquer, a natural substance obtained from the lacquer tree, is a native Chinese product which can be processed and mixed with gay color pigments for the making of traditional Chinese lacquer ware with consummate craftsmanship. Lacquerware is a kind of time-honored, sumptuous and high-grade ornament with a long history of 2,300 years. Moisture-proof, resistant to heat, acid and alkali, its color and luster are highly durable, adding beauty to its practical use. Carved lacquerware, shaped like bottles, pots and large screens, is created out of pure lacquer. Usually bright red, it is classically elegant and beautiful.
Huizhou (old name of Huangshan City) lacquer articles are distinguished not only by carvings in relief but by exquisite patterns inlaid with jade, gems, bones, gold, ivory and mother of pearl. The products, with more than 500 varieties, are normally screens, cabinets, tables, chairs, vases, trays, cups, boxes and ashtrays.
Lacquer ware pieces are not just a decorative accessory but a fine piece of heirloom quality art. Combining simplicity with elegance, the graceful shapes, the wonderful carved designs and the candlelight warmth of the cinnabar, Huizhou lacquer ware products are outstanding and are exported to more than 60 countries.