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Have you ever heard of mokume-gane? This Japanese metalworking technique involves the fusion of several layers of different metals, the lower layers of which are exposed in a way that can imitate wood grain. Although the technique was invented in japan in the 1600s, it was used by silversmiths in the 19th century, most notably at the firm of Tiffany and Co. whose artistic director Edward C. Moore was greatly inspired by Japanese arts and crafts. This teapot produced by the firm features a beautiful mokume-gane butterfly that can be seen on the front of the pot. #techniqueoftheweek

Have you ever heard of mokume-gane? This Japanese metalworking technique involves the fusion of several layers of different metals, the lower layers of which are exposed in a way that can imitate wood grain. Although the technique was invented in japan in the 1600s, it was used by silversmiths in the 19th century, most notably at the firm of Tiffany and Co. whose artistic director Edward C. Moore was greatly inspired by Japanese arts and crafts. This teapot produced by the firm features a beautiful mokume-gane butterfly that can be seen on the front of the pot. #techniqueoftheweek ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I recently became aware of this incredible type of work when I created a small exhibition themed around Japan The Whitaker - Rossendale Museum and Art Gallery a patron leant us a small piece from his collection to complement the museums 😊😊

I recently became aware of this incredible type of work when I created a small exhibition themed around Japan The Whitaker - Rossendale Museum and Art Gallery a patron leant us a small piece from his collection to complement the museums 😊😊

Very lovely

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