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Old 09-16-2007, 06:53 PM
rod rod is offline
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Default Re: Damascening with a hammer and punch in Japan


delighted to read your continuing thread on Japan!

One of my favorite pieces in my collection is shown in the attached photos and must of course be from the tradition you are showing.

Under the 30 power 'scope, the detail is fabulous, with silver, gold, and copper, and oh such delicate shadings in the tiger's stripes!

However, this cigarette case appears to be stove-enameled with a durable black lacquer. How on earth is this procedure done, and the detail preserved? What is the order of approach, and will you be able to give us more insights?
So many questions!



Last edited by rod; 09-19-2007 at 03:59 PM.
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