White porcelain vase with mop inlay

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For this accidentally broken white porcelain vase, I decided to use a particularly difficult and delicate technique in addition to 24-carat gold kintsugi: “burgautage”.

The name comes from burgau, the common name for many mother-of-pearl-producing shellfish. This is the mystery ingredient of this restoration: thin strips of mother-of-pearl, inlaid in natural black lacquer.

This traditional Japanese technique, known as Raden, demands meticulous, patient work: it requires a great deal of sanding and polishing, to achieve a perfectly smooth finish to the touch and a mirror-polished shine. With an added difficulty in the case of this piece: the surface is curved rather than flat, making inlaying all the more complex.

The result? A 43 cm-high piece that is absolutely unique. The alliance of an ancestral technique and a vase with a contemporary, elegant and original look.

Extra info:
The mother-of-pearl used here is particularly precious: it comes from a very specific shellfish, the Turbo Marmoratus, famous for its many reflections ranging from green to fuchsia pink.


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24 carats Gold, Mother of pearl, Porcelain, Urushi (Japanese lacquer)

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