aogai

Japanese mother-of-pearl decoration introduced c.1620 on lacquered articles . The use of the blue-green inside of the abalone (aogai in Japanese) was introduced to Japan from China, where it was used during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). In the 18thC, the Japanese Somada school originated a type of mosaic work using fine slivers of aogai, a sty …...
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