Symbol and substance in Japanese lacquer lacquer boxes from the collection of Elaine Ehrenkranz by Barbra Teri Okada

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  • Japan,
  • United States


  • Ehrenkranz, Elaine -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.,
  • Lacquer boxes -- Japan -- Exhibitions.,
  • Lacquer boxes -- Private collections -- United States -- Exhibitions.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-186) and index.

Book details

Other titlesSymbol & substance in Japanese lacquer
Statementby Barbra Teri Okada.
LC ClassificationsNK9900.7.J3 O39 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1279441M
ISBN 100834803216
LC Control Number95011236

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Symbol & Substance: The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes January 23 – April 6, Japan has long been credited with bringing the art 5/5. Get this from a library. Symbol and substance in Japanese lacquer: lacquer boxes from the collection of Elaine Ehrenkranz.

[Barbra Teri Okada]. Lacquerware (漆器, shikki) is a Japanese craft with a wide range of fine and decorative arts, as lacquer has been used in urushi-e, prints, and on a wide variety of objects from Buddha statues to bento boxes for food. A number of terms are used in Japanese to refer to lacquerware.

Shikki (漆器) means "lacquer ware" in the most literal sense, while nurimono (塗物) means "coated things. Symbol and Substance in Japanese Lacquer is published in conjunction with a fall exhibition of the Ehrenkranz Collection at the Japan Society in New York City. Elaine Ehrenkranz is a painter and connoisseur who has been collecting lacquer for more than twenty-five years/5(K).

But Japanese lacquer – urushi - is far from simply an airport souvenir. Part of Japan’s rich material culture, lacquerware goes all the way back to the Jomon period - as early as BCE - and has been used in urushi-e (paintings created using lacquer), prints, and a wide variety of other : Anna Jamieson.

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Cinnabar is added to produce red Japanese lacquer, and gold to produce gold Japanese lacquer. The. Lacquer. It is acknowledged by all connoisseurs that in the art of lacquer the Japanese far surpass their teachers, the Chinese.

This may be partly because the lacquer-tree, though also apparently introduced from China, finds in Japan a more congenial climate; but we shall scarcely err in attributing the superiority chiefly to the finer esthetic instincts of the Japanese.

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The base and interior of the box are finished in fine nashiji lacquer, and the space where the lid and base join together is done with silver.

Japanese antique Shibayama inlaid horn vase, decorated with lotuses in a pond with flying cranes and song birds in shell inlay and gold maki-e lacquer. Inscribed with three characters and mounted on a wooden stand decorated w maki-e lacquer and carved design of scrolling vines.

Meiji Period () Dimensions: 8 5/8" high. The oldest known Japanese lacquer, found on wooden implements excavated near Fukui on the coast of the Sea of Japan, dates from B.C.

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lacquer, solution of film-forming materials, natural or synthetic, usually applied as an ornamental or protective coating. Quick-drying synthetic lacquers are used to coat automobiles, furniture, textiles, paper, and metalware. The lacquer formula may be varied to impart durability, hardness, gloss, or imperviousness to water.

Lacquerwork, certain metallic and wood objects to which coloured and frequently opaque varnishes called lacquer are applied.

The word lacquer is derived from lac, a sticky resinous substance that is the basis of some the lacquer of China, Japan, and Korea, which is made from the sap of the tree Rhus vernicifera, should not be confused with other types of lacquer to which the term.

The symbol ※, called 米印(こめじるし), literally "rice symbol," is used in Japanese texts to introduce comments and remarks. Unlike the asterisk (*) in English, ※ is usually not used to link an item in the body of the text to a footnote.

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Family is an integral part in our everyday lives, so to see the effect that this had on Audrey and her life, was a powerful thing to read about. The raw material, urushi in Japanese, is a milky sap collected from trees. The raw lacquer is collected, heated, filtered, and stored for use.

The lacquer is applied in a very thin layer to a prepared substrate such as wood, metal, and leather and allowed to cure in a humid, dust-free cabinet for a day or longer.

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From Author: Kanako Moriya. Description: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall Bound in colour printed limp wraps, this Spink Auction Catalogue of Japanese lacquer items in their June '97 sale.

Size is 14" x 10" and contains descriptions and colour photographs of all the items, furniture, screens, pots, carvings etc. Condition : N/A. Lacquer painting is a form of painting with lacquer which was practised in China,Korea and Japan for decoration on lacquerware, and found its way to Europe both via Persia and by direct contact with Asia.

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C as in chinkin-bori is the name for a Japanese lacquer technique that derives its origin from the Chinese qiangjin technique.

The underlying Chinese decorative technique has been known since the late Song period () and was presumably not introduced to. Symbol and Substance in Japanese Lacquer: Early Laquer Boxes from the Collection of Elaine Ehrenkranz Okada, Barbra Teri,Okada, Barbra Teri Published by Weatherhill ().restoration is in accordance with the Japanese approach, which suggests that only lacquer artists with serious experience should undertake restoration work.

In the Japanese academic educational system the students get proficiency in the manufacturing techniques, in the art itself, and only the next step is the study of restoration Size: 29KB. Japanese lacquerware is a broad term for a range of products made from Japanese lacquer or urushi.

This comes from the sap of the urushi tree, poisonous in its liquid form, combined with bits of metal and shell. Lacquer is used in a huge variety of art forms and objects.

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