image Plique-à-jour vessel. “Japanese lantern plant”

Plique-à-jour vessel. “Japanese lantern plant”

Yukiko Tanezawa

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This technique is the same as yusen-shippo except that at the end the metal (copper) vessel acting as a base is dissolved with acid so that only the enameled surface remains. In shippo, the base metal that acts as backing is known as tai, and sho means “to omit,” which is the origin of the word shotai-shippo.

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Yukiko Tanezawa

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