Chinese lacquer


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Chinese lacquer, Japanese lacquer, lacquer

A hard-wearing varnish drawn from natural sources, as from the Japanese varnish tree.
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Simpler tasks such as conserving a set of Chinese lacquer boxes, some with minor damage to the feet, were handled as a complete conservation project by a number of conservation interns.
Although the Japanese did eventually become masters at using lacquer, it had been invented a very long time before by the Chinese - the earliest Chinese lacquer wares actually date back to around 5000 BC.
Purification and characterization of hydrosoluble components from the sap of Chinese lacquer tree Rhus vernicifera.
Apple blossoms and ornate kites in flight grace the Odako range of plates in misty blues, dusty blacks, Chinese lacquer red and rice paper white.
Q I am looking for Oriental-style wall art for my dining room to go with a Chinese lacquer screen.
Exquisitely carved ivory plaques from the Kushan culture, cast bronze busts of the classical Roman style, Chinese lacquer bowls, Buddhist bodhisattva sculptures, first century glassware and a crystal vase engraved with the image of Alexandria's Pharos lighthouse were withdrawn from the battered tin trunks.
"We were the first manufacturer in the Caribbean to produce products like Chinese lacquer, exterior emulsion, non-drip ceiling white and polyurethane varnish," Mr.
"Initially, I was going to go for a Chinese lacquer look, by applying a black glaze over the red emulsion, but with the bamboo beige on top, the bright red looked perfect.
Offering 51 shades of nail polish and 29 eyeshadows, this kitsch-chic collection is packaged in faux black Chinese Lacquer, teamed with purple (Sui's fave colour) mini powder puffs and purple-tipped eyeshadow applicators.
A free-standing steel and glass lift tower is anchored by a towering plane of concrete, painted vivid Chinese lacquer red.
The shop also has hand-painted pillows, designer halogen lamps, metal sculpture, funny ceramic busts of sports or professional figures, large Chinese lacquer boxes, wine goblets in twisted colorful glass, jewelry and exquisite perfume vials.
Rather than imitating Asian craft, it repurposes Chinese lacquer screens in the style which later became known as coromandel, after the port in India from where the screens were exported.

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