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Lacquer Collection

Pick a jewellery box that is every bit as worthy as the contents it holds. Graced with modern Chinese motifs, each one of Shanghai Tang's gorgeous lacquered boxes is handcrafted by artisans and hand-finished with multiple layers of polishing and lacquer paint to achieve a fine, smooth gloss or silky matte sheen. The interior is lined with plush padding to protect delicate memorabilia.

An ancient Chinese technique that can be traced back to the Shang dynasty (1600 - 1046 BC), lacquering is a time-honoured craft revered for its artistry. Each layer of lacquer must be set dry before applying the next, thus it takes up to 5 months to complete a perfect lacquer product.