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Spinkled Gold Maki-e Pictures

蒔絵 (Makie)


Maki-e ("sprinkled picture") is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a makizutsu or a kebo brush. The technique was developed mainly in the Heian Period (794-1185) and blossomed in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Maki-e objects were initially designed as household items for court nobles; they soon gained more popularity and were adopted by royal families and military leaders as a symbol of power. To create different colours and textures, maki-e artists use a variety of metal powders including gold, silver, copper, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, and pewter, as well as their alloys. Bamboo tubes and soft brushes of various sizes are used for laying powders and drawing fine lines. As it requires highly skilled craftsmanship to produce a maki-e painting, young artists usually go through many years of training to develop the skills and to ultimately become maki-e masters. See "Maki-e". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-05.

VTG Japanese Small Lacquered Wood Cup, Saucer & Spoon (Fuji Made in Japan)
OCCUPIED JAPAN: Kobayashi Maki-e Lacquered Coaster Set. Eight Coasters w/ Case
ZOHIKO Sakura Cherry Blossom Maki-e Lacquered Coaster Set. Six Coasters w/ Case
Yamada Heiando Japanese Lacquerware 3" Coasters/Plates With Holder
OCCUPIED JAPAN: 3" Black LACQUER Coaster Set with Container Box (1947-1952)



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