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Thomsen Gallery Presents Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes

November 2, 2022

Gold Lacquer Tea Caddy with Autumn Leaves, maki-e gold lacquer, 1990s, 3 x 3 x 3 in. (7.7 x 7.4 x 7.4 cm)

Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes, Thomsen Gallery
November 4-December 16, 2022
Opening reception: November 3, 5-7pm

Thomsen Gallery is delighted to open their annual gallery exhibition of Japanese gold lacquer boxes dating from the 18th century to the present.

The exhibition features exceptional works with designs in maki-e, which literally means "sprinkled pictures" and refers to the technique of sprinkling powders of gold and silver onto wet lacquer, a uniquely Japanese tradition that developed in the Heian Period (794–1185).