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“Kintsugi or kintsukuroi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.”

Inro with design of chrysanthemums, late 18th century. Gold and silver maki-e on black lacquer. Michael R. Bernstein collection Photograph by Sheldan Collins.

Inrō with Design of Blossoming Plum Tree, by Hara Yōyūsai (Japanese, 1772–1845), Artist: After a design by Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828), Edo period (1615–1868) 19th century, Sprinkled gold lacquer with gold, silver, and red makie, takamakie, and coral inlay Ojime: bead; tortoiseshell Netsuke: box with decoration of violets; gold makie lacquer with gold and silver makie, H 9.3; W.5.7; D.2.2 cm ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art #Inro, #Urushi, #Laque, #Japon, #Lacquer, #Japan

Unusual English Deco Modernist Clock by Norland. This is a fantastic clock with a great streamline design , veneered in figured walnut and satin birch with a black lacquered base , silvered bronze numerals and silver lacquered brass hands. This is quite an unusual design and a clock I have never seen before. Wonderful clock that was made by a small company called Norland Clock

A small black lacquer two-case inro By Jusensai Nobusada, 19th century Of oval form, the roiro ground embellished with mura-nashiji, lacquered with a continuous design of hagi (bush-clover), against the full moon, in gold and silver takamakie, the moon of rogin togidashi and the interior of nashiji with kinji edges, signed Nobusada with kao; with a small lacquered ivory double gourd ojime.