Chinese cinnabar: This carving process has been practiced in China for centuries. Multi layers of Cinnabar Lacquer are applied to a metal item which can take up to a year to dry. Only after it's dry can the ornate carving can begin.
19th Century Cinnabar Lacquer Vase Lamp - Timothy Langston
Chinese Vintage Red Lacquer Flower Cinnabar Vase Display wk2764S
Pair of Chinese cinnabar lacquered double gourd vases | Sold at Abell Auction Company of Los Angeles