“Instead, my hand came down on the long red lacquer-ware box beside it, tipping open the top to reveal a collection of hair - and hat-pins and the single carved ivory chop-stick that she had used to tease loose portions of hair.”
“She paused beside the guard and lifted a lacquer-ware box from the basket.”
“Folding screens and hanging pictures painted by celebrated artists, costly lacquer-ware, bronze, china, and other heirlooms are tastefully distributed about the room.”
“We never dreamed that our ideal England was dead and buried, that the actual England was not the marble goddess of our idolatry, but a poor Brummagem image, coarse lacquer-ware and tawdry paint!”
“Gangs of coolies, strung in Indian file along the paths, are met, carrying lacquer-ware from some interior town to Fat-shau and Canton.”
“They were represented in lacquer-ware of many kinds, on the sides and covers of carven boxes, on tobacco-pouches, on sleeve-buttons, in designs for hairpins, on women's combs, even on chopsticks.”
“House and lands first, -- then, article by article, all things not necessary to existence -- heirlooms, trinkets, costly robes, crested lacquer-ware -- passed cheaply to those whom misery makes rich, and whose wealth is called by the people _Namida no kane_, -- "the Money of Tears.”
“(These were utensils of the cheapest kind of lacquer-ware.) "Large farmers or chiefs of Kumi may use umbrellas; but small farmers and farm-labourers must use only mino (straw-raincoats), and broad straw-hats." ...”
“The old gold-flowered lacquer-ware, the astonishing box in which sweetmeats (kwashi) are kept, the diaphanous porcelain wine - cups dashed with a single tiny gold figure of a leaping shrimp, the tea - cup holders which are curled lotus-leaves of bronze, even the iron kettle with its figurings of dragons and clouds, and the brazen hibachi whose handles are heads of Buddhist lions, delight the eye and surprise the fancy.”
“I see at the farther end of the chamber an altar elevated upon a platform approached by wooden steps; but there is no image, only the usual altar furniture of gilded bronze and lacquer-ware.”
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