One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘He worked as a painter, print maker and lacquerer.’
- ‘These were known as ‘chang sib mu’ literally meaning artisans of the ten types and included draughtsmen and gilders, lacquerers, fret workers and fruit and vegetable carvers, amongst their number.’
- ‘A lacquerer in Augustus's court, Christian Reinow, painted some of the figures, but over the years the colors separated from the porcelain, and much of the paint was removed in the nineteenth century.’
- ‘In other words, potters made the porcelain netsuke, and lacquerers produced the lacquer netsuke.’
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