Asian Jewelry Box
The attraction for our Asian Jewelry Box collection is due to the strong contrast between the popularity of oriental culture & the exclusivity of its rich craftsmanship !
The evolution of Asian culture
An Eastern continent that remained closed for a long time
Asia has long remained closed in on itself, notably because of its various totalitarian political regimes. A large part of its population is from working-class backgrounds. The Hong Kong's city, recognized worldwide, was nevertheless described as the "China's cultural desert" for many years.
Factors responsible for the diffusion of Asian culture
China, the largest country in Asia, has played an important role in spreading Asian culture throughout the world. Dynasties (mainly Tang, Song, Ming & Quing) have greatly popularized its customs. However, this is not the only factor. The development of trade and conquests such as those of the Ottoman Empire, the Persians or the Mongols also play an important role. They bring to the conquered peoples their traditional way of life. Their craft skills have crossed borders, especially in the fields of ceramics, pottery, jewelry, goldsmithing and woodworking.
The specificities of Asian woodworking on jewelry boxes
Jewelry box made of rattan and bamboo
Asian artisans use local materials to design exceptional jewelry boxes. Bamboo, originally imported from Taiwan, is a typical wood from the eastern continent. It is highly appreciated for its pieces that can be disassembled, assembled or used separately. It is often found associated with rattan, which can embellish the final aesthetic of Asian jewelry boxes. Other woods, appreciated for their hardness, have been used according to the times (sandalwood).
Lacquered jewelry box
Lacquered jewelry boxes were designed for palaces, temples, and houses of power. Lacquer brings out the colors of the wood used and protects its outer layer. The aristocracy were tearing off these jewelry cases that offered 1000 shiny reflections to their jewels. There are many possible finishes to obtain a rare jewelry box.
The lacquer can be engraved or used to fill an engraved design. It can then be polished or painted. Some wear inlays of gemstones, mother-of-pearl or even email for an even more exceptional finish. This is the case of our japanese wood lacquer jewelry box, entirely handmade, which required several days of work by two different craftsmen.
China and Japan: Pillars of Asian craftsmanship
Chinese Jewelry Box
Each Chinese dynasty has inspired a particular culture and craft. Jewelry boxes are no exception. Our Chinese jewelry box collection contains many jewelry boxes made of cherry wood. This unique red wood is a perfect match for the oriental style we wanted to showcase.
Our Chinese wooden jewelry box is an example, among others, of boxes with Chinese writing on its inner surface. This adds a mysterious aspect for our customers who cannot read Mandarin. Perhaps you will be curious to decipher these signs, which are far from being meaningless.
Japanese Jewelry Box
Japan, which shares some of its history with China, differs from its neighbor on a few points. Japanese craftsmen are particularly fond of lacquered jewelry boxes which are decorated with a drawing. The latter can illustrate a landscape, an animal or a scene of life. The best example is surely our wooden jewelry box made in japan.
Our Japanese wooden jewelry box collection retraces the ancestral rhythm of life on the most powerful island of the Asian continent. Its culture fascinates tourists from all over the world. Japanese women have unique jewelry collections that they give to their kimono when they wear it.