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Eggshell mosaic box (Round), "Dazzling Diamond"

byNantana Sompamitre: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (81)
Dazzling on a sleek, dark cylinder, a mosaic diamond reveals an ancient craft... more

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Dazzling on a sleek, dark cylinder, a mosaic diamond reveals an ancient craft technique. Lacquerware was brought to Thailand from China centuries ago; today Thai artisans have developed their own unique styles. Nantana Sompamitre crafts a decorative box of dramatic beauty. Once the mango wood is carved into the desired shape it is coated with lacquer. Once dried it is polished, and another coat is applied – up to twenty times – before as many six coats of pure lacquer are present. The final layer is polished with powdered fired clay. Next, eggshells are cleaned and cracked into small pieces. Sompamitre arranges them in the desired pattern on a fresh coat of lacquer. The lid is lacquered twice more and sanded in water until the eggshells appear.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 9.5 cm H x 12 cm Diam.
  • 3.7" H x 4.7" Diam.

  • Eggshells, mango wood
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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81

From dale city, virginia

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12/17/2020

"nice cat"

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looks good. Thank you

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From PA/USA

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11/10/2020

"the perfect gift"

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I bought this for a friend - c cat lover of course - and she really loved it. Dont hesitate - if you like cats get it! very nice quality

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  • decoration

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11/04/2020

"Friends gift"

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This was for my best friend for her birthday and she loved.the gift.

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From Merrimack, NH, United States

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11/04/2020

"Lovely"

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I didnt have a use for this box, I just bought it because it was beautiful. I have since bought 2 more boxes from this artisan.

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From Merrimack, NH, United States

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11/04/2020

"Love these boxes."

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This is the 3rd box Ive purchased from this artisan. They are well crafted and beautiful.

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From Merrimack, NH, United States

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11/04/2020

"Just beautiful!"

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This box was the perfect and decorative way to hold all our duplicate car keys in a convenient place in the entry way.

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