Lacquer ware from Asia and Europe
Like porcelain, lacquer ware symbolizes the 18th century love of Asian arts and crafts - either imported from Asia or replicated in Europe. Lacquer décor, often referred to as “Indian”, was valued as exotic and precious. The symbolism of the motifs has been largely lost. Two originals from Japan have been preserved in Rastatt Residential Palace: a small box and a cabinet.