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The Characteristics of Lacquer Coating of Mother-of-Pearl Turtle Shell Lacquerware
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  • Journal title : Journal of Conservation Science
  • Volume 32, Issue 2,  2016, pp.109-121
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Conservation Science For Cultural Properties
  • DOI : 10.12654/JCS.2016.32.2.02
 Title & Authors
The Characteristics of Lacquer Coating of Mother-of-Pearl Turtle Shell Lacquerware
Lee, Seon Joo; Okada, Fumio;
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 Abstract
Mother-of-pearl turtle shell lacquerware refers to a decoration made of a mother-of-pearl, a turtle shell and metal wires. This lacquerware features bright color tone as it is produced by sprinkling metal powder over its entire surface. This study aimed to find out its material properties and characteristics by using an optical microscopy and conducting a SEM-EDS analysis on the cross section of lacquer coating. As a result, it was found that charcoal powder and soil powder were mixed for undercoating. Then a mixture of cinnabar lacquer and monoclinic arsenic sulfide mineral () was coated on the undercoating and brass powder was sprinkled on top of it. Especially, a little amount of pigment was found on the lacquer layer, which is distinguished from the colors used for conventional lacquer patterns. In addition, it was also found that the cinnabar lacquer and monoclinic arsenic sulfide mineral were mixed together.
 Keywords
Lacquer;Charcoal powder;Soil powder;As;S;Hg;Pigment;
 Language
Korean
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