2016年7月15日 星期五

pewter. gold maki-e on nashiji, chrysanthemum spray


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


This picnic set from the Edo period features designs of chrysanthemum sprays. Its boxes and trays are made of gold maki-e on nashiji, while its sake bottles are made of pewter.
金蒔繪上nashiji,而它的酒?瓶是由鉛錫合金。


Picnic Set with Design of Chrysanthemum Sprays | 18th century | Japan
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nashiji | lacquerwork | Britannica.com

https://www.britannica.com/art/nashiji
Nashiji, also called Aventurine, in Japanese lacquerwork, form of maki-e that is frequently employed for the background of a pattern. Gold or silver flakes called ...
Nashiji-urushi (梨子地漆) is the transparent lacquer but mixed with gamboge to create an even


spray 2 

Pronunciation: /spreɪ/ 

NOUN

1stem or small branch of a tree or plant, bearing flowers and foliage:a spray of honeysuckle
1.1bunch of cut flowers arranged in an attractive way:a spray of yellow chrysanthemums and red roses
1.2brooch in the form of a bouquet of flowers:[AS MODIFIER]: diamond and emerald spray brooch

Origin

Middle English: representing late Old English (e)sprei, recorded in personal and place names, of unknown origin.

pewter 

Pronunciation: /ˈpjuːtə/ 

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
1A grey alloy of tin with copper and antimony (formerlytin and lead):these lockets are made of gold, silver, or pewter[AS MODIFIER]: pewter tankards
1.1Utensils made of pewter:the kitchen pewter
1.2shade of bluish or silver grey:[AS MODIFIER]: a pewter sky

Derivatives

pewterer

NOUN

Origin

Middle English: from Old French peutre, of unknown origin.

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