Yangzhou’s lacquerware dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and reached its peak in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties. The lacquerware features exquisite craftsmanship and can be divided into seven categories. It appears in more than 300 forms, including screens, cupboards, tables, bottles and boxes. It has elegant and steady shapes, harmonious colors and a soft luster. The art form displays traditional craftsmanship and quiet national characteristics.