Among lacquer techniques developed to the highest degree in Japan is the use of gold and silver in powdered form, either mixed in to form gold or silver lacquer or sprinkled over lacquered surface to create a graduated gold or silver effect. The resultant works often display great subtlety and delicacy, and maki-e (gold or silver) lacquer is one of the supreme achievements of Japanese decorative art.
Lacquer surface decoration, especially with gold, was refined to the highest level in Japan. Our elegant playing cards are based on details from two nineteenth century maki-e lacquer boxes in the Museums collection, one decorated with stylized bamboo and birds, and the other, with chrysanthemums by a stream. Includes 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck. Embossed paper with plastic coating. Gift boxed. Cards: 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” each; box: 5 3/8”W x 3 3/4”H.
Includes 2 decks; 52 bridge-sized playing cards per deck Embossed paper with plastic coating Gift boxed Cards: 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” each; box: 5 3/8”W x 3 3/4”H