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lacquer

(lak′ĕr) [Portuguese lacre, ult. fr Persian lâk, (tree) resin, lac]
A resin or varnish that leaves a tough coating on a surface. It may be impregnated with medication, e.g., in the treatment of diseases of the toenails or fingernails.
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Reflecting the trends of elaborate and decorative art during this period, lacquer ware was adapted to include a highly popular form of decorative display known as "makie.
Fragments of earthenware and lacquer ware bearing pattern of flower petals were also found near the site where the hoes were unearthed.
Some other combinations that Hura has found to work well are Shaker furniture and African artifacts, formal 18th-century English furniture and blue and white throws from India, and 19th-century Regency furniture and Japanese lacquer ware.
The impressive interiors showcase ceremonial objects including a jeweled crown, the elaborate king's throne adorned with protective dragon-heads and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, as well as intricate lacquer ware trays and boxes.
Chinese commodities such as porcelain, lacquer ware, silk and tea were viewed as exotic and for those who could afford them, a status symbol.
bowled over You'll see quality lacquer ware in juicy colors (always trimmed in glossy black) at the season's most stylish dinner parties.
That means the finest porcelain, ceramics, mirror paintings, painted scrolls and wallpaper (yes, wallpaper), carved ivories, lacquer ware and cloisonne - a wondrous roll call of fabulous opportunities for today's collectors.
Vietnam: Kitchenware, Bags, Baby & Children's Toys & Garments, Footwear, Ceramic & Porcelain, Garments, Home Decor, Fashion Accessories, Lawn & Garden, Lacquer ware, Indoor & Outdoor Furniture
Walker, whose elaborately sculptured miniature mountains fashioned in the purest green jade anchor a superb assemblage of ceramics, sculpture, lacquer ware, landscape paintings and tribal textiles, rivaled only by the Kansas City Museum in quality and diversity.