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Bantam work

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Carved and painted work that imitates Coromandel lacquer; the name derives from Bantam, the Dutch trading settlement in Java through which Japanese lacquer was imported. In early usage the term sometimes denoted genuine imports, but now is used to denote English imitations made in the late 17th century.

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Subjects: Art

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