Hand Painted Contemporary Chinoiserie Laquerware

Hand Painted Chinoiserie

Beautiful Chinoiserie hand painted by artist Gary Lancaster.

Chinoiserie, a French term, signifying “Chinese-esque”, refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences. It is characterised by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquer like materials and decoration.