Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box – Natalia Willmott
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Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box - Natalia Willmott
Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box - Natalia Willmott
Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box - Natalia Willmott

Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box




With Italianate architecture

Amazingly intricate, skilled and labour and time intensive technique of applying eggshell to a lacquer base wood.

The eggshell is taken from already hatched duck eggs as they are stronger and whiter in colour than other eggs. The eggshells can then be stained with natural pigments. They are then applied to a lacquerware base which is made from the resin of the lacquer tree. Between each coat of lacquer the piece is wet sanded, usually taking at least 20 coats.  Then polishing is done by the artist’s palm with either charcoal or an iron oxide to achieve the great lustre. These take many months to make as the process is so time consuming.

Dimensions:  19 x 19 cm, h 19 cm

Eggshell Vietnamese lacquer square box



how do you know this item is special?

I have been working in the Art and Antiques field for more than 30 years. I have a BA/Masters degree in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and Oxford University and worked with a high end dealer in London for many years as well as a display of Art firm.

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I am Natalia- the founder of Natalia Willmott.Yes this brand has my name and I am proud to have been in business for 16 years now. I manage it entirely on my own so what you see is my own work.

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