Urushi Works

A collection of unique urushi works made by Martin Pauli, featuring techniques like dry lacquer "kanshitsu" and experimental lacquer "kawari-nuri"

Touch them, however, and it is immediately apparent that the eye has been deceived.  There is no stone, iron wood or fabric. All is recreated in lacquer. In Japanese lacquer arts there is a rich tradition, dating back to at least the 18th-century, of using lacquer in replication of materials. The 19th century artist Shibata Zeshin perfected such techniques.


Negoro Pocket Watch


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Golden Egg Shell Sake Cup


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Sake Bowl


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Eggshell, Urushi & Iron Sake Cups


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Sake Cups


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Kanshitsu Insense Burner


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Netsuke


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Fingerring - Mokumegane-Nuri


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Chashaku


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Yatate Pen Case with Negoro Nuri


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Walnuts - Kawarinuri, urushi and tetsufun


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Negoro Iron Sake Cup


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Peanut Pen Rests


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Suiteki


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Kazari Suiteki


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Tamamushi Box


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Negoro Tokei


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Urushi & Ebonite Wristwatch


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Yamimaki-e Timepiece


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Kanshitsu Suiseki


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Negoro Urushi Pocket Watch for Contemplation


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Urushi Timepiece


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Negoro Pen Case


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"KIGIRE" Negoro Pen Stand, Pen Rest for two pen


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"KIGIRE" Negoro Pen Stand, Pen Rest for one pen


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Hon Negoro Vanitas


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Suiseki


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Iron Tsuba


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Copper Tsuba


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Small Iron Tsuba


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Iron Koro


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Paper Weight


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Tea Scoop


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Negoro & Katamigawari Tea Bowls


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Urushi & Ceramic


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Urushi Jewelry


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Urushi Time Pieces


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Bonseki Restauration


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Negoro Cigarette Case


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Cigarette Case with tea caddy shape and negoro urushi finish


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Pen Repair Kintsugi


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Plates for Sake Cups


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