lac·​quer·​ware | \ ˈla-kər-ˌwer How to pronounce lacquerware (audio) \

Definition of lacquerware

: a decorative article usually made of wood and coated with lacquer also : such articles or ware collectively

Examples of lacquerware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All three canvases explore Kintsugi, a concept from Japanese philosophy which is sometimes employed in the repair of broken pottery and lacquerware., 12 Feb. 2022 Her famed collection of Japanese lacquerware was presented at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 6 Dec. 2021 Please keep your greasy mitts off the carbon-fiber trim fascia on the console and doors, gleaming like Chinese lacquerware. Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 June 2021 That year, Gray began a two-decade-long professional relationship with Sugawara Seizo, also in his 20s, a lacquerware expert who had come to work in Paris, like many Japanese craftsmen of that era. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2021 Interior design buffs will recognize the Chinese lacquerware decorations known for their intricate design and opulent presentation. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 25 Nov. 2020 In Japan, the first three days of the year, a national holiday called Oshogatsu, are spent with family eating an elaborate array of New Year’s food, called osechi ryori, from large lacquerware boxes. Hannah Kirshner, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2019 The Les Chantiers Écoles is a school dedicated to teaching the city’s underprivileged youth wood- and stone-carving techniques, traditional silk painting, and lacquerware. Kareena Gianani, National Geographic, 10 Sep. 2019 Nezu Museum features a vast collection of over 7,400 pre-modern Japanese and East Asian artworks, including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings and lacquerware. The Seattle Times, 22 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of lacquerware

1697, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lacquerware was in 1697

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“Lacquerware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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