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Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood Vase, "Rock Eggs"

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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SAH

From USA

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09/18/2018

"Unique"

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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Rock Eggs, Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood Vase

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James

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10/04/2017

"Beautiful sofa table centerpiece"

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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Decor

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Rock Eggs, Unique Lacquerware Mango Wood Vase

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Mary

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07/29/2022

"lacquered box"

The design is love. I could be used to hold jewelry items but right now I am enjoying it as a decoration. It is very well made

Best Uses

  • home decoration

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Blue Bouquet, Thai Blue and Black Lacquered Wood Box

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Ibis M.

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02/28/2022

"Just adorable!"

It store s and displays beautifully

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: Christmas

Ibis M.

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02/28/2022

"So cute to store small items and display beautifully"

The girls at the club loved these!

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Secret Heart, Lacquered Mango Wood Decorative Box

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Jim Clark

From Portland, Oregon, United States

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02/17/2022

"Sturdy and beautiful."

Very well made and add a pop of elegance to any table or shelf. ALso usefull to store small things.

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Frangipani, Hand Made Floral Mango Wood Decorative Boxes (Pair)

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