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Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood Vase, "Rock Eggs"

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Like an ancient vessel found on temple altars, this handcrafted vase preserves... more

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Like an ancient vessel found on temple altars, this handcrafted vase preserves an aura of rustic elegance. Presented by Nantana Sompamitre, the mango wood vase features a carefully affixed eggshell mosaic - evidencing Thailand's sumptuous lacquer ware legacy. Not watertight.

To craft a piece such as this one, mango wood is carefully hand-shaped upon a lathe and then a mixture of lacquer - obtained from trees and ashes of burnt rice paddy husks - is applied. Upon exposure to air the mixture dries to form a watertight seal which is polished before another coat is applied. This process is repeated until a rigid base is formed, and a final polishing is executed with sandpaper and several coats of pure lacquer are painted on the object, with drying periods in between each coat.

Next, chicken or duck eggshells are thoroughly cleaned and finely cracked to be patiently arranged in a mosaic pattern upon a fresh coat of lacquer. The work again lacquered twice, and when dry it is sanded in water until the eggshells slowly appear. The piece is finally rinsed with water and polished with powdered fired clay, resulting in an alluring distinctive gleam.

Care Instructions: Lacquerware is not dishwasher safe. When cleaning is needed, simply clean with a damp cloth and never use any type of abrasive cleaner.

  • 2.97 kgs
  • 6.5 lbs
  • 21 cm H x 30 cm Diam.
  • 8.25" H x 11.75" Diam.

  • Mango wood, eggshells
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Do not use abrasives
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
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From USA

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09/18/2018

"Unique"

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This is an attractive, one of a kind, art piece that makes a great conversation starter. It sits proudly in the middle of my table. Its large but not too large. Perfect size for my space!

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10/04/2017

"Beautiful sofa table centerpiece"

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The artistry of the rock egg vase is just spectacular. After making my flower arrangements in the vase as a final touch, visitors have expressed their admiration for the vase. Nantana is commended for her painstaking and meticulous work.

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From CA

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01/29/2021

"Adorable little boxes"

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These boxes are adorable! The flowers are cute and well painted. Theyre perfect for storing rings or small earrings and they look great on the shelf.

Best Uses

  • jewelry storage

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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

Best Uses

  • 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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