Eggshell

Eggshell

Eggshells are one of those typical, true wonders of nature. They protect, feed and give birth to new life. Therefor there’s great and meaningful resemblance with the art of eggshell inlay created by our craftsmen in Vietnam. Using one of Mother Earth’s most fragile materials, they give birth to incredible works of art.

The art of eggshell inlay originated in China around the time of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). The technique spread from China to Japan via Korea and ultimately became one of Vietnam’s most well known traditional crafts.

Using eggshell requires the skills of true artisans, who inherited their knowledge from generations of craftsmen and brought it to perfection in order to create the true treasures we offer.

The eggshell is inlaid into one of nature’s most durable products: lacquer. The combination of these two materials, using centuries-old techniques, result in the most exquisite and original lacquer ware crafted by hand available today. Eggshell inlay uses (hatched) duck eggs, because of their inherent thickness and whiteness.

The shells are cleaned, arranged in a pan and roasted over a bed of hot charcoal. A range of coloration can be achieved: from light mocha to deepchocolate and from burnished gold to ash black. Contemporary artisans manufacture fibreglass moulds enabling them to create exceptional forms of variable size and scale: enormous planters, oversized vases and bowls, long tables, chairs, consoles, mirrors, boxes, decorative plates and frames. Each piece of eggshell is glued on to the mould with great attention for its effect on the overall design. Multiple layers of lacquer are then applied. The piece is finished with purified beeswax polished to a high gloss.

 

S2017

Swatch, dark eggshell polished filled with black lacquer DKTC3606

 

S2438-M

Swatch, eggshell 3 colors open circles – matt finish

 

S2439-M

Swatch, eggshell DKTC1306, open pattern – matt finish

 

S2407-M

Swatch, light eggshell filled with white lacquerware – matt finish

 

S2381

Swatch, eggshell red TC-S07

 

S2379

Swatch, eggshell purple TC-S05

 

S2380

Swatch, eggshell green TC-S06

 

S2378

Swatch, eggshell blue TC-S04

 

S2375-M

Swatch, eggshell turqoise TC-S01 – matt finish

 

S2376

Swatch, eggshell light green TC-S02

 

S2377

Swatch, eggshell orange TC-S03

 

S2372-M

Swatch, eggshell mottled pattern – matt finish

 

S2374-M

Swatch, dark eggshell filled with black lacquerware – matt finish

 

S2368-M

Swatch, eggshell dots pattern – matt finish

 

S2369-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern – matt finish

 

S2366-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern – matt finish

 

S2367-M

Swatch, eggshell small steps pattern – matt finish

 

S2363-M

Swatch, eggshell mottled pattern – matt finish

 

S2364-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern – matt finish

 

S2360-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern – matt finish

 

S2361-M

Swatch, eggshell dots pattern – matt finish

 

S2362-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern – matt finish

 

S2358-M

Swatch, eggshell surfaces pattern dark and light – matt finish

 

S2359-M

Swatch, eggshell mottled pattern – matt finish

 

S2355

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2356-M

Swatch, eggshell mottled pattern – matt finish

 

S2357-M

Swatch, eggshell surfaces pattern – matt finish

 

S2352

Swatch, eggshell circled pattern

 

S2354

Swatch, eggshell lines pattern

 

S2350

Swatch, eggshell wavy pattern

 

S2351

Swatch, eggshell curved pattern

 

S2348

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2349

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2347

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2343-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2344-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2345-M

Swatch, eggshell layer pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2340-M

Swatch, eggshell big flower pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2341-M

Swatch, eggshell steps pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2342-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2338

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background 76307 violet

 

S2339-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background eggshell – matt finish

 

S2336

Swatch, eggshell triangle pattern, background 76307 violet

 

S2337

Swatch, eggshell curved pattern, background 76307 violet

 

S2332-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background 76341 – matt finish

 

S2333-M

Swatch, eggshell pattern, background 76341 – matt finish

 

S2334-M

Swatch, eggshell flower pattern, background 76341 – matt finish

 

S2327

Swatch, eggshell curly pattern, background 2945C, lacquer 76309

 

S2328

Swatch, eggshell flower pattern, background 2945C, lacquer 76309

 

S2329-M

Swatch, eggshell maze pattern, background 76341 – matt finish

 

S2325

Swatch, eggshell wavy lines pattern, background 2945C, lacquer 76309

 

S2326

Swatch, eggshell curly pattern, background 2945C, lacquer 76309

 

S2324

Swatch, eggshell wood pattern, background 2945C, lacquer 76309

 

S2302

Swatch, eggshell circled pattern, white lacquer

 

S2303

Swatch, lines pattern, white lacquer

 

S2304

Swatch, diagonal stripe pattern, white lacquer

 

S2300

Swatch, eggshell pattern, black lacquer

 

S2301

Swatch, eggshell flower pattern, white lacquer

 

S2297

Swatch, eggshell curved pattern, black lacquer

 

S2298

Swatch, eggshell heart pattern, black lacquer

 

S2299

Swatch, eggshell rib pattern, black lacquer

 

S2295

Swatch, eggshell flower pattern, black lacquer

 

S2296

Swatch, eggshell wavy pattern, black lacquer

 

S2292-M

Swatch, eggshell flower pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2293-M

Swatch, eggshell lines pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2294-M

Swatch, eggshell wavy pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2291-M

Swatch, eggshell bird pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2288-M

Swatch, eggshell cross pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2289-M

Swatch, eggshell wavy pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2290-M

Swatch, eggshell big flower pattern, white lacquer – matt finish

 

S2285-M

Swatch circles pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2287-M

Swatch, eggshell block pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2283-M

Swatch steps pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2284-M

Swatch flower pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2280-M

Swatch, eggshell DKTE64 color 4 – matt finish

 

S2281-M

Swatch circled pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2282-M

Swatch heart pattern, black lacquer – matt finish

 

S2278-M

Swatch, eggshell DKTE64 color 1 – matt finish

 

S2279-M

Swatch, eggshell DKTE64 color 3 – matt finish

 

S2277

Swatch, different colours eggshell, lacquerware and MOP pattern

 

S2271

Swatch, eggshell DKTC 3006 pattern – MOP brown lines – silverleaf S12 background (part of S2123)

 

S2272

Swatch, silverleaf DKTC1006 pattern – eggshell DKE64 pattern – MOP pink lines – black lacquer ba

 

S2268

Swatch, black lacquer pattern – eggshell DKTC 3006 pattern – silverleaf pantone 285C background

 

S2263

Swatch, DKTC4906 with 75979

 

S2261

Swatch, light eggshell polished filled with light pink lacquerware 75976 DKTC4206

 

S2262

Swatch, light eggshell polished filled with fuchsia lacquerware 75977 DKTC4206

 

S2259

Swatch, dark eggshell polished filled with red lacquer 75959 DKTC3606

 

S2260

Swatch, light eggshell polished filled with yellow lacquerware 75968 DKTC4206

 

S2256

Swatch, eggshell DKTE80

 

S2257

Swatch, DKTC25 with 75974

 

S2258

Swatch, dark eggshell polished filled with green lacquer 75956 DKTC3606

 

S2247

Swatch, light eggshell, silver leaf – DKTE25

 

S2245

Swatch, eggshell and MOP pattern – DKTC0509

 

S2241

Swatch, dark eggshell DKTC4906, black lacquer

 

S2243

Swatch, antique silver leaf, eggshell, MOP – DKTC0309

 

S2240

Swatch, light eggshell filled with crunched eggshell DKTC4106

 

S2240-M

Swatch, light eggshell filled with crunched eggshell DKTC4106 – matt finish

 

S2238

Swatch, eggshell from light to dark DKTC3306

 

S2239

Swatch, light eggshell, black lacquerware DKTC3506

 

S2236-M

Swatch, dark eggshell DKTC3006 – matt finish

 

S2237

Swatch, crunched eggshell DKTC3106

 

S2236

Swatch, dark eggshell DKTC3006

 

S2222

Swatch, light and dark eggshell pattern DKTC0609

 

S2219

Swatch, eggshell light to dark – DKE64

 

S2219-M

Swatch, eggshell light to dark – DKE64 – matt finish

 

S2217

Swatch, silver leaf S27, S35 – eggshell DKE64 – MOP brown and blue butterfly pattern

 

S2185

Swatch, eggshell DKTC3306 from light to dark – white lacquer DKTC0206 – MOP pink dragon pattern

 

S2179

Swatch, silver leaf dark blue S12, light blue S14, DKTC2206 – MOP blue birds pattern

 

S2168

Swatch, eggshell light brown and dark brown DKE64 – MOP brown leopard print

 

S2169

Swatch, silver leaf S36 – eggshell DKE64 – MOP brown giraffe pattern

 

S2136

Swatch, eggshell DKE64, DKTC3306 – MOP brown flower pattern

 

S2133

Swatch, eggshell E64 – silver leaf S07, S24 – MOP rose pattern

 

S2122

Swatch, eggshell DKTC3306 from light to dark – MOP leaves pattern

 

S2124

Swatch, silver leaf S02 – eggshell DKTC1306 – MOP rose pattern

 

S2121

Swatch, eggshell DKTC3306 from light to dark pattern

 

S2108

Swatch, eggshell from light to dark cloth pattern

 

S2105

Swatch, lacquerware 75970 – eggshell light DKTC1306 – MOP pattern

 

S2103

Swatch, eggshell light to dark – black lacquer – MOP owl pattern

 

S2104

Swatch, eggshell S2014 – MOP pattern

 

S2093

Swatch, eggshell light to dark silver leaf S12,S2018-lacquerware295c,DKTC1309,DKTC1509-MOP brown pat

 

S2095

Swatch, black lacquer – eggshell light to dark leaves pattern

 

S2083

Swatch, pattern light and dark eggshell filled with black lacquerware

 

S2085

Swatch, eggshell light and dark pattern

 

S2078

Swatch, eggshell dark and light pattern

 

S2079

Swatch, silver leaf DKTC1209 (7529C4) – MOP – eggshell dark and light pattern

 

S2072

Swatch, silver leaf – eggshell

 

S2069

Swatch, eggshell – lacquerware – silver leaf DKTC1306, DKTC75821, DKTC1209, DKTC3006

 

S2070

Swatch, pattern light and dark brown eggshell and MOP filled with black lacquer

 

S2064

Swatch, eggshell – silver leaf earthy pattern

 

S2062

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2060

Swatch, eggshell – black lacquer – MOP KOI

 

S2053

Swatch, black lacquer – antique silver leaf – eggshell – MOP

 

S2052

Swatch, eggshell – antique silver leaf – MOP

 

S2048

Swatch, silver leaf – MOP lines

 

S2049

Swatch, eggshell – antique silver leaf – MOP DKTC 0209

 

S2051

Swatch, eggshell – black lacquer leaves – MOP

 

S2047

Swatch, eggshell pattern – MOP lines

 

S2042

Swatch, eggshell pattern

 

S2043

Swatch, eggshell – MOP flower pattern

 

S2029

Swatch, light eggshell polished filled with silver leaf DKTE 77

 

S2012-M

Swatch, light eggshell polished filled with white lacquerware DKTC4206 – matt finish