Gold Lacquer Box with Pine Cones, 1929, Makie-e gold lacquer with shell and pewter inlays on wood, 5 x 11 x 9 in.
Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes at Thomsen Gallery
Gallery Exhibition, November 22-December 17, 2021
Thomsen Gallery at 9 E. 63rd St in New York opened a new exhibition of exceptional Japanese gold-lacquer boxes dating from the 18th century to the present. You are warmly invited to visit and view the unique art works in person
The masterworks in the exhibition are all examples of maki-e, which literally means “sprinkled pictures” and refers to the technique of sprinkling powders of gold and silver onto wet lacquer, a distinctly Japanese tradition that developed in the Heian Period (794 – 1185).