W130xL250xH200mm, China

This duck container is made with special technique known as Bodiless Lacquering.  Bodiless Lacquering is similar to the technique of paper mache; first a clay model is build, layers of ramie cloth are placed on the model with lacquer as the adhesive.  Once dried, the positive mould is released, the shell is then smoothed with putty and polished.  This technique was developed in the Qing Dynasty in the Fuzhou province creating lacquer ware that are light and durable.