Japanese lacquer

noun

Examples of Japanese lacquer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were cocktail sets for the traveling drinker (or the drinking traveler), compendiums that included cigarette cases, lighters, clocks, and pill boxes, and, since 1930, exquisite writing instruments produced by the Japanese lacquer specialist Namiki. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 The one-of-a-kind piece, christened Vingt-8 Hisui, was meticulously handcrafted in collaboration with Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan in 2017. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 May 2022 On one edge of the tea bowl, a Japanese lacquer known as urushi and decorated with a motif of gilded cherry blossoms was probably used to restore a chip in the vessel. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese lacquer was in 1876

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“Japanese lacquer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20lacquer. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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