Mazarin Chest decoration techniques - Fusezaishiki - 加飾技法:伏せ彩色

Mazarin Chest decoration techniques - Fusezaishiki - 加飾技法:伏せ彩色

The eyes of the dragons and phoenixes on the ogival cartouches of the interior and exterior of the lid are executed in a technique known as fusezaishiki, the main feature of which is the use of a glass-like bead. Black lacquer, red lacquer and silver maki-e were applied to the back of this to depict the detailed features of the eye, and were then covered with silver foil.

蓋裏表の楕円形カートーシェに配された龍と鳳凰の目にはガラスに似た玉を用いる伏せ彩色という技法が使われています。その裏に黒漆、朱漆、銀の蒔絵が施され、目玉の細部を描いています。そこをさらに銀の薄板が覆っています。