Definition of lacquerware in US English:

lacquerware

noun

  • Articles that have a decorative lacquer coating, viewed collectively.

    • ‘While most people think of lacquerware as being limited to tiny boxes and little animals, you can also find larger pieces, even full-size room dividers from Vietnam.’
    • ‘But when the Peking duck arrives, he at last focuses on the food and watches in admiration as the waiters carve the roasted bird, glazed in so many layers of molasses that it looks as though they are shattering a piece of lacquerware.’
    • ‘He opened with a summary of the available facts about Chinese and Japanese lacquerware garnered from the reference books in his library.’
    • ‘In return, local news and gossip came from Connecticut accompanied by many requests to send home exotic Oriental objects such as embroideries, mandarin costumes, lacquerware, tea, and bronzes.’
    • ‘On Hang Buom, among shop windows full of the gleaming reds and golds of Vietnamese lacquerware, we find a cupboard-sized café famous for its banh cuon nong.’
    • ‘For this reason it is not surprising that porcelain was far more often depicted in paintings than was lacquerware.’
    • ‘Other forms of graphic arts include lacquerware, mother-of-pearl inlay, gold work, nielloware, silverware, wood carving, ceramics, basketry and plaiting, weaving, and painting on paper or canvas.’
    • ‘The same is true for fine cloisonné, lacquerware and decorative metalwork.’
    • ‘Small lozenges surround it, their delicate patina evoking the gold and silver dust traditionally applied to Japanese lacquerware.’
    • ‘The majority of Europeans and Americans saw these export wares - prints, ceramics, lacquerware - as the exemplification of Japanese art.’
    • ‘These include lacquerware, ink block prints, and ceramics, all of which employ distinctive themes developed by Vietnamese artists.’
    • ‘Some of these still lifes and genre scenes could be useful for dating export lacquerware, while others show early examples of japanning that have not survived.’
    • ‘Silverware, woodcarving, celadon pottery, lacquerware and paper umbrellas make this city a shopping experience not to be missed.’
    • ‘Thai crafts include handwoven silk and cotton, woodcarvings, silverwork, basketry, and lacquerware.’
    • ‘Other crafts include lacquerware, handwoven carpets, handprinted textiles, and tie-dyed fabrics.’
    • ‘Though Westerners were starting to import mass-produced porcelain and lacquerware from China, they had no access to goods of the quality supplied to the court in Beijing.’
    • ‘Southern Vietnam also offers Mekong River excursions, where tourists can see floating markets and visit villages that make baskets and lacquerware.’
    • ‘Dong Khoi and Le Thanh Ton streets are favourites for elegant silk clothing, hand embroidered scarves, and lacquerware.’
    • ‘A century before Columbus and his fellow Europeans began to make their way to the new world, fleets of giant Chinese junks carried porcelains, lacquerware, copper coins, and silks far and wide.’
    • ‘Since the 1400s, Vietnamese artisans have been making lacquerware.’

Pronunciation

lacquerware

/ˈlakərˌwer/