Lacquer ware from Asia and Europe
Like porcelain, lacquer ware symbolizes the 18th century love of Asian handicrafts – they were either imported from Asia or replicated in Europe. Lacquer décor, often referred to as “Indian,” was valued for its exotic, precious character. The symbolism of the motifs was largely lost. Two originals from Japan have been preserved in Rastatt Palace: a small casket and a cabinet.