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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "In Japanese New Year Dishes, a Family Connects With Its Past," 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, "Explore Cambodia’s ancient stone city," 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, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand, was named a City of Craft and Folk Art, based on its lacquerware, bamboo weaving and other artisanal work. New York Times, "With or Without U.S. Funding, Unesco Celebrates American Cities," 26 Jan. 2018 Now, with a few clicks, anyone can arrange a visit to an atelier that makes fans, lacquerware, or knives. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Make your travel plans now: Here’s where to go in 2017," 13 Jan. 2017 The small room is filled with the objects that defined her comfortable life: exquisite lacquerware, dresses, slippers, beauty products and containers of her favorite meals, including swans and other birds. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "The Eternal Mummy Princesses," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of lacquerware

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Lacquerware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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