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Thomsen Gallery Extends Exhibition

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, Thomsen Gallery
Now on view-January 31, 2022

Thomsen Gallery at 9 E. 63rd St in New York has extended its current exhibition through the end of January, which gives visitors extra time to see these elegant works of art. 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).

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